Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo DOCG
Description Noble and generous, glory of old Piedmont and a wine suitable for long ageing, Barolo is the absolute master of the table. It conquers the palate with the conviction of strength, harmony and fullness and holds its sway at length. Barolo Marcenasco has ancient origins. There are historical documents from the "Rigestum Comunis Albe" that bear witness to the cultivation of the Nebbiolo vine in the "Marcenascum" area back in the 12th Century. Barolo Marcenasco is smooth, balanced, elegant, and faithfully reflects the typical characteristics of the La Morra sub zone.
Intense garnet red. An ample and persistent bouquet with traces of liquorice and tobacco. Full-bodied and elegant on the palate, this Barolo has classic La Morra character of ripe red plums, tar, licorice, spices, and herbs with the restrained use of oak.
Vinification The grapes are destemmed and crushed then fermented at a controlled temperature of 30°C for an average period of 7 days. Malolactic fermentation proceeds in October in stainless steel tanks, and then approximately 30% of the wine is aged in large old barriques and the remainder in large Slavonian oak botti (5000L).
Food Matching Game, aged cheeses, spit-roasted red meats
Vaierty 100% Nebbiolo.
Awards 92 POINTS - Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate: This is a beautifully fully and generous expression from a vineyard that has historically been farmed by the Ratti family of La Morra. The Marcenasco cru is located directly under the winery, and although it is not in the official list of MGA crus, the vineyard name is registered to this winery. In the 2015 Barolo Marcenasco, you get the full fruit and dark berry nuances of the vintage with pretty softness and approachable, supple tannins. This wine celebrated its 50th anniversary (1965-2015) with this vintage. 60,000 bottles were produced.