Renato Ratti Colombe Dolcetto d'Alba 2009 Front Label
Renato Ratti Colombe Dolcetto d'Alba 2009 Front Label

Renato Ratti Colombe Dolcetto d'Alba 2009

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  • RP87
  • WE87
750ML / 13% ABV
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750ML / 13% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Ruby red with an abundance of violet reflections. Intense bouquet with trace scents of cherry and ripe plum. Balanced, fresh, rightly tannic, fragrant and lush, leaving a pleasantly bitter aftertaste.

A wine for all tables, particularly suited for Italian style appetizers, first courses and fresh cheeses.

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W&S 88
Wine & Spirits
Honeyed plum and cherry flavors fill out this lush young dolcetto, a juicy red to serve with landjäger sausages or other cured meats.
RP 87
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Ratti's 2009 Dolcetto d'Alba Colombe is made in a plump, fruit-driven style informed by generous dark blueberries, blackberries, spices and licorice. It is best enjoyed in its vinous, extroverted youth. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013.
WE 87
Wine Enthusiast
This bright Dolcetto from Renato Ratti opens with a dark, inky color and well concentrated fruit aromas of blueberry and cherry. Those big fruit tones are enhanced by the wine’s full color and polished finish. Very nice and well priced too.
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Renato Ratti, Italy
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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.

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An historic village situated right in between the famous regions of Barolo and Barbaresco, Alba is also the name for the larger wine region surrounding the village.

In a sense, “Alba” is a catch-all phrase, and includes the declassified Nebbiolo wines made in Barolo and Barbaresco, as well as the Nebbiolo grown just outside of these regions’ borders. In fact, Nebbiolo d’Alba is a softer, less tannic and more fruit-forward wine ready to drink within just a couple years of bottling. It is a great place to start if you want to begin to understand the grape. Likewise, the even broader category of Langhe Nebbiolo offers approachable and value-driven options as well.

Barbera, planted alongside Nebbiolo in the surrounding hills, and referred to as Barbera d’Alba, takes on a more powerful and concentrated personality compared to its counterparts in Asti.

Dolcetto is ubiquitous here and, known as Dolcetto d'Alba, can be found casually served alongside antipasti on the tables of Alba’s cafes and wine bars.

Not surprisingly, given its location, Alba is recognized as one of Italy’s premiere culinary destinations and is the home of the fall truffle fair, which attracts visitors from worldwide every year.

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