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.
A bit hot. Popcorn, spice and vanilla. Minerals and earth.
External Reviews for Renato Ratti Barbera d'Asti
Rich in body and in color, warm and robust, pleasantly tart when young, a wine suitable to aging. The particular soils of La Morra yield to it a measured acidity along with superb elegance. According to the new rules of the Barolo docg appellation, the use of the "Torriglione" single-vineyard name on other wines besides Barolo will no longer be permitted. Commencing with the 2011 vintage, the name "Torriglione" will not appear on Ratti's Barbera d'Alba label. - Winery