Renato Ratti Langhe Nebbiolo 'Ochetti' 2019 - Barolo, Italy
92/100 James Suckling (2016 vintage)
92/100 Wine Spectator (2016 vintage)
91/100 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2016 vintage)
The Winemaker - "Renato Ratti Nebbiolo Ochetti is an elegant and fragrant red, ruby red in color. The nose expresses a fine and persistent bouquet with hints reminiscent of wild strawberries and raspberries. In the mouth, it is pleasantly bitter, velvety, light and full at the same time. Perfect in combination with skewered and grilled red meats, game, fondue with truffles, agnolotti, traditional white and red meat dishes enriched with spicy sauces."
8Wines "The Ratti family are true Nebbiolo experts and have been working this land since the 1960s when Renato Ratti returned home from working in Brazil to pursue his dream of making his own wine. He purchased his first vineyard close to the Abbey of L’Annunziata in La Morra and became a pioneer in the Barolo region, making one of the area’s first single-vineyard wines and creating detailed maps of Barolo’s historical crus."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "Here's a great value wine. The wine offers tangy and rich fruit with wild berry and red rose aromas. The primary fruit is intense and rich, much more so than your average Langhe Nebbiolo. This wine shows extreme varietal purity with good power and momentum. If you are in the mood for Nebbiolo but don't want the formality of a Barolo, this wine is a great choice. It sees one year of oak aging." (2016 Vintage)
James Suckling - "Shows much more intensity of fruit than most with fruit tea, hibiscus, citrus and raspberry cheesecake, as well as a touch of cloves and vanilla. Medium body, a sturdy frame of firm tannins and a juicy finish." (2016 Vintage)
Wine Spectator - "Offering a mix of bright cherry, black currant, savory mineral and wild herb aromas and flavors, this is both lively and dense. Strikes a fine balance between all the elements, ending in a resonant aftertaste." (2016 Vintage)
Renato Ratti is a wine producer located in Barolo in northwestern Italy. It makes a wide range of wines from a number of Piedmont DOC and DOCG appellations, including Barolo, Dolcetto d'Alba, Barbera d'Alba, Barbera d'Asti and Monferrato. Renato Ratti spent time in Brazil producing Vermouth and sparkling wines before returning to his home in Piedmont in 1965. He purchased his first vineyard in the La Morra area and began making wines labelled with his own name. Along with the standard Nebbiolo, Ratti also grows Barbera, Dolcetto, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.
Renato Ratti makes three single-vineyard Barolos, from the Marcenasco, Conca and Rocche dell Annunziata cru vineyards. These are the top offerings from the estate and can be cellared for up to 20 years. Along with the range of classic Piedmont wines from Alba and Asti, Ratti also makes a varietal Sauvignon Blanc wine called I Cedri and a blend of Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot called Villa Pattono, both of which are labelled under the Monferrato DOC.