Half way up the hill overlooking the main Barolo valley, along the first spurs of the neatly aligned vineyards, lies the Abbey of the Annunziata (Our Lady of the Annunciation), a priceless jewel of the 15th Century. Just as the good friars of centuries past produced wines from the grapes grown along the hollow below their abbey, a position of glory and grandeur, today, faithful to their same timeless wisdom, wines of incomparable quality are produced.
External Reviews for Renato Ratti Barbera d'Asti
Color: intense, Cardinal red with sparkling tonalities.Resolute bouquet, with trace scents of ripe plum and an undercurrent of mixed spices.Full flavor with long persistence.
Bright, dark red. Crushed black cherry, blackberry and licorice pastille on the nose; one can smell the acidity here. Nicely delineated, firmly built barbera with strong acidity giving cut to the flavors of crushed dark fruits, violet and bitter chocolae. Finishes with excellent grip. "A classic vintage for barbera," notes Pietro Ratti. Black currant and herb aromas and flavors highlight this juicy red. This is vibrant and firm, with good flesh and balance overall. Moderate length. Drink now through 2015. 2,000 cases imported. -BS ** SOLD OUT **