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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Renato Ratti Colombe Dolcetto d'Alba 2009
Renato Ratti Colombe Dolcetto d'Alba 2009
(search item no. 104952)
Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $14.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Ruby red with an abundance of violet reflections. Intense bouquet with trace scents of cherry and ripe plum. Balanced, fresh, rightly tannic, fragrant and lush, leaving a pleasantly bitter aftertaste.

A wine for all tables, particularly suited for Italian style appetizers, first courses and fresh cheeses.

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About Renato Ratti:

Located halfway up the hill dominating the principal valley of Barolo, buttressed by steep slopes lined by orderly vineyards, lies a precious jewel from the 15th century: the Abbey of Annunziata.

As the monks historically produced wine from the grapes of the surrounding hillsides, today, remembering their lessons, incomparable wines are produced.

From the 100 acres of vineyards, the Renato Ratti winery produces around 150,000 bottles from the traditional denominations of the area: Barolo, Nebbiolo d'Alba, Barbera d'Alba, Dolcetto d'Alba.

The modern and innovative philosophy of vinification introduced since the 60's by Renato Ratti, is today in the hands of his son Pietro and his nephew Massimo Martinelli.