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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo 2006
Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo 2006
(search item no. 107383)
Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2005 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2005 vintage of this wine was ranked #7 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2009

Noble and generous, glory of old Piedmont, a wine suitable for long aging, Barolo is the absolute master of the table. It conquers the palate with the conviction of strength, harmony and fullness and holds its sway at length. Barolo Marcenasco has ancient origins. There are historical documents from the "Rigestum Comunis Albe" that bear witness to the cultivation of the Nebbiolo vine in the "Marcenascum" area already back in the 12th Century. Barolo Marcenasco is smooth, balanced, elegant and faithfully reflects the typical characteristics of the La Morra sub zone.

Tasting note: The color is an intense garnet red,with bouquet with traces of licorice and tobacco. Full flavored, full-bodied and elegant.

Food matches: Red meats on the spit or grilled, game, "grande cuisine" white and red meat dishes and aged 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.