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Date Printed: 11/1/2014
Renato Ratti Torriglione Barbera d'Alba 1997
Renato Ratti Torriglione Barbera d'Alba 1997
(search item no. 8795)

PRICE ON 11/1/2014: $19.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

International style Barbera, from good Torriglione vineyard (located near the prestigious "Rocche" vineyard in La Morra). The wine is structured and rich, with a pleasing and harmonious perfume. A full bodied Barbera with an excellent balance between acidity and tannin. It can be cellared for 8 to 12 years (depending on the vintage).
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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.