Renato Ratti I Cedri di Villa Pattono 2001
Its color is yellow straw with greenish reflections. An intense and delicate bouquet. Full-flavored and balanced. A wine well-suited for appetizers, first courses and white meats. Renato Ratti's first white wine. The name comes from the age-old Lebanese Cedars present on the grounds of Villa Pattono facing the vineyards. The aim was to produce a fresh and dry white, to be savored two or three years after harvest. Villa Pattono is the name of the old-country villa belonging to Ratti's ancestors from Costigliole d'Asti.
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.