Red Wines    Other Red Blends    Piedmont    Italy   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 12/29/2014
Renato Ratti Villa Pattono 1999
Renato Ratti Villa Pattono 1999
(search item no. 61727)

PRICE ON 12/29/2014: $26.99

Winemaker's Notes:

International style wine made with a blend of a traditional local grape, the Barbera, with Cabernet and Merlot. The Barbera gives the character, the Cabernet the structure, and the Merlot the elegance. Villa Pattono is the name of our XVIII century property, in the Barbera DAsti area. From an excellent vintage.
My Notes:

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.