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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Renato Ratti Rocche Barolo 1998
Renato Ratti Rocche Barolo 1998
(search item no. 56167)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $57.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Pietro Ratti makes wines from vineyards around the Abbey of the Annunziata, locally called the Marcenasco. This single-vineyard Rocche is deep brick red in color. With its brooding black-fruit aromas and firm, dry tannins over immense fruit flavors, it is a huge wine, showing great potential. It should keep forever."
-Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wines of 2002

"Aromas of peaches and berries, with hints of cedar. Full-bodied, with firm and chewy tannins and a long, ripe fruit finish."
-Wine Spectator

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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.