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.
An intense garnet red color. A bouquet with traces of licorice and tobacco. Full flavored, full-bodied and elegant.
Pair with red meats on the spit or grilled, game, “grande cuisine” white and red meat dishes and aged cheeses.
- “So much floral character on the nose, plus ripe fruits. Full body with velvety tannins and a fruity finish. Subtle and reserved.
- “This needs air to reveal a dense core of cherry, currant, tar and leather flavors, matched to a solid, tightly woven structure. The pointed tannins hold court on the finish for now, but sweet fruit and licorice accents persist. Best from 2017 through 2030.”
intense. smokey, musty, and leather…yet sweet on the tongue with a lingering smooth floral bouquet.