Renato Ratti was founded in 1965. Ratti’s son Pietro, exemplifies the power of family tradition in Barolo, carrying on his father’s iconic legacy and crafting acclaimed wines that are the hallmark of the Barolo zone. Pietro graduated from the renowned Alba Enological School. When Pietro was just 20, his father passed away suddenly, leaving him to take over the winery.
Marcenasco is the wineries flagship Barolo. The vineyard is located near the winery.
Crimson in color. 14% ABV. Stunning nose of dried red fruits, leather, road tar and flowers. Medium body with strong acidity. Surprisingly traditional in style. Elegant and exceptionally balanced. Dried cherries, iron, tobacco and earth on the palate. Medium length on the finish. The wine is in a good spot now but could certainly cellar longer. Best over the next 2-4 years.
My rating: 92 points.
Look for recent vintages including the 2015 which is an absolute bargain at just $50 per bottle.