Renato Ratti Barolo DOCG Rocche dell'Annunziata 2018

Renato Ratti Barolo DOCG Rocche dell'Annunziata 2018

96 POINTS, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
95 POINTS, Monica Larner,

100% Nebbiolo
Average Vine age 55+ years 
Vinification, destemmed and crushed
Thermo-controlled fermentation at a temperature of 30°C (85°F)
Average time of maceration: 7-10 days
Malolactic Fermentation in November in oak barrels
Aging: two years in oak barrels of 25hl and 50 hl

“Aromas of pressed rose, wild red berry and baking spice come to the forefront on this gorgeous red along with a whiff of menthol. The elegant, structured palate has great tension, delivering juicy red cherry, strawberry compote, licorice and tobacco alongside taut, refined tannins and bright acidity. Drink 2026–2038.”
— 96 Points, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

“The Renato Ratti 2018 Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata (with 5,500 bottles produced) is the estate's headline wine with fruit from a special 1.5-hectare site with characteristic Tortoniano blue marl mixed with veins of sand. The wine is aged in a combination of new barrique and Slavonian oak casks. The results are fine and filigreed with aromas of sour cherry, smoke, tar and pencil shaving. I love the precision of this Barolo and the energy capped within its lean and tight mouthfeel.”
— 95 Points, Monica Larner,

ABV: 14.5%

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