Wine Renato Ratti, Barolo "Marcenasco" DOCG, 2011
Wine intense garnet-red color.
The wine has a full, elegant taste with notes of ripe fruit, velvety tannins and a subtle, refined finish.
Fragrant, expressive bouquet of wine filled with tones of violet and rose petals, dark nuances of tobacco and spices.
The wine is excellent with dishes of red meat, cooked on a spit or grilled, game, gourmet cuisine white and red meats, mature cheeses.
Barolo "Marcenasco" - noble wine from Piedmont, which is suitable for long aging. Barolo is the rightful owner of the table. Wine conquers his strength, harmony and fullness of flavor that stays on for quite a long time. The wine has ancient roots. The first records about growing Nebiollo in this region date back to XV century. Smooth, elegant and balanced it reflects the terroir of La Morra.
Crop for the production of Barolo wine "Marchenasko" harvested from vineyards situated around the Abbey of the Annunziata (in La Morra). The average age of the vines is 25 years. Harvested grapes was separated from the ridges and fragmented. Fermentation was carried out at 30 ° C. Maceration lasted about 7 days in stainless steel tanks. After malolactic fermentation the wine is aged partly in 25 liter barrels of Slavonian oak, and partly - in the two-year barriques, after which it was bottled. Wine storage capacity - more than 20 years.
Renato Ratti bought his first vine for the production Barollo in 1965, after his return to Piedmont from Brazil. He also bought a small vineyard in the area Marchenasko La Morra in the lands of the former monastery. Since 1969, the management company joined nephew Massimo Martinelli, who is also the winemaker. Together with him Ratti developed a technique of maturation and refinement Barollo to receive more subtle, elegant wine with a good potential for aging. This was an innovation in the field of winemaking. Term fermentation maceration and it significantly reduced, and the duration of exposure of wine he brought only two years.
Since the mid-seventies to the late eighties, Renato Ratti is actively involved in the development of winemaking in the region, creating a set of laws and regulations. He was appointed president of the Barolo Consortium and Director of the Consortium of Asti. It is thanks to his hard work, Barollo won worldwide recognition, going to the world level. After the sudden death of Renato Ratti company was headed by a very young son Pietro, who had just graduated from the School of Enology in Alba. It was from his arrival to the present day economy is undergoing restructuring and large-scale expansion. In 2002, construction began on a new winery.
"The uniqueness of the origin of a particular sub-region, the classification of different wines, endurance and proper production, which provides flexibility, durability and elegance - these are three basic concepts that I believe the new style of wine", - Renato Ratti, 1971.