Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco 2018 is a wine that exemplifies the artistry and passion of Italian winemaking. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this Barolo captivates the senses with its elegant and complex character.
With its rich flavors and aromas, including notes of ripe red fruits, floral accents, and hints of spices, every sip of this Barolo is a journey into the heart of Piedmont. The wine's velvety texture and well-integrated tannins create a harmonious balance that lingers on the palate, leading to a long and satisfying finish.
Whether you are a seasoned wine enthusiast of someone seeking to explore the wonders of Italian wines, the Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco 2018 is a must-have addition to your collection. This prestigious wine pairs beautifully with rich dishes such as roasted meats, aged cheeses, and truffle-infused delicacies, enhancing your dining experience.
96pts Wine Enthusiast "This stunning, delicious red boasts enticing scents of camphor, rose petal, small red berry and spice while the delicious palate stuns with strawberry compote, baking spice and star anise. Smooth, silky tannins and fresh acidity keep it perfectly balanced. Drink 2024 - 2030."
93pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "This is a classic wine proudly made with consistency over the years by the Ratti family. The 2018 Barolo Marcenasco comes from a vineyard in La Morra that has always been farmed by this estate (but that is not an official MGA). However, it is a brand in its own right known for its especially silky tannins and delicate fiber. The wine shows close-knit aromas of small berries, candied violet and crushed stone."
92pts James Suckling "Nutty red fruit on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied with a light but refined structure and a decent, savory finish."
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, Docetto 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.
750ML / 14% ABV