Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2009
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Wine Spectator's Top 100 - #07

Renato Ratti
Barolo Marcenasco 2005

96 points / $44
5,000 cases made
Italy

This Piedmont red comes from the Ratti family's hillside vineyards known as Marcenasco, below the village of La Morra. The 25-year-old vines are planted on steep slopes facing west, providing the Nebbiolo maximum exposure for optimum ripening. The Rattis recently completed construction of an ultramodern winery, which has enabled them to fine-tune the winemaking. After fermentation, the wine is aged in a mix of Slovenian oak casks and smaller, neutral oak barrels.

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