History & Geography
1934 Renato Ratti is born. After studying enology in Alba he "emigrates" to Brazil where he is put in charge of the production of Vermouths and sparkling wines for Cinzano of Sao Paolo. The experiences gained operating in such a vast, and challenging country as Brazil will prove fundamental in the development of an innovative outlook, one that will characterize his later work back in the hills of Piedmont's Langhe region. 1965 Renato Ratti returns to Piedmont and buys his first vineyard for the production of Barolo: a small plot in the historical zone of Marcenasco, right below the Abbey of L'Annunziata in La Morra. In the ancient (14th Century) Abbey, he creates his first single vineyard (cru) Marcenasco Barolo. 1988 After Renato Ratti's death, his son Pietro, fresh graduate at the Enological School in Alba takes charge of the company. In the '90's he carries on the work of expansion and restoration of the family vineyards and research of the local varieties.