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Renato Ratti Barolo "Marcenasco" DOCG 2015 (Piedmont, Italy) - [WE 96] [WS 95, #27 Top 100 of 2019] [DC 93] [JS 93] [RP 92]
Renato Ratti Barolo "Marcenasco" DOCG 2015 (Piedmont, Italy) - [WE 96] [WS 95, #27 Top 100 of 2019] [DC 93] [JS 93] [RP 92]


 
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Winery: Renato Ratti
Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo
Region: Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: RATTIBAROLOMARCENASCO15-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Color: garnet red.
A bouquet with traces of licorice and tobacco.
Full flavored, full-bodied and elegant.

Notes on wine and food pairing:
Noble and generous, glory of old Piedmont, a wine suitable for long aging, 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 There are historical documents from the "Rigestum Comunis Albae" that bear witness to the cultivation of the Nebbiolo wine in the "Marcenascum" area already back in the 12th Century.
Barolo Marcenasco is smooth, balanced, elegant and faithfully, best to drink between 6 to 12 years after the vintage.
Red meats on the spit or grilled, game, "grande cuisine" white and red meat dishes and aged cheeses.

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

Ratings & Reviews


96 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Enticing scents of ripe wild berry, star anise, menthol and fragrant blue flower mingle with whiffs of camphor and espresso. The smooth, precise palate offers crushed raspberry, Marasca cherry, licorice and dried botanical herbs alongside fine-grained tannins. Fresh acidity lifts the finish. Enjoy through 2027."

95 Points & #27 Top 100 Wines of 2019 - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A deep well of macerated cherry, plum, freshly cut grass, white pepper and tar flavors highlights this dense, muscular red. Quickly goes from enticing to closed down as the beefy tannins ply the finish. All the components are there. Best from 2022 through 2043." — B.S (Oct. 2, 2019)

93 Points - Decanter:

"In 1965, Renato Ratti created the ‘Marcenasco style’, now skilfully being continued by his son Pietro. The cherry scents, cedar, liquorice and sinuous palate faithfully reflect the velvety terroir of La Morra. Both dynamic and drinkable."

93 Points - James Suckling:
"The palate here has a very succulent and gently chalky edge with an array of fresh and dried cherries, spices and flowers. The palate has a juicy and succulent feel with fresh, musk-infused cherries, raspberries and anise. Drink or hold." - 9 Jan, 2019

92 Points - Robert Parker's 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." - Monica Larner (28th Jun 2019)


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