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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
Renato Ratti Rocche Barolo 2004
Renato Ratti Rocche Barolo 2004
(search item no. 99129)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $47.99

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
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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.
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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.