Ratti

Renato Ratti, the first to vinify Barolo from a single-vineyard and to develop a map of the historical Crus of Barolo, he is the innovator of Barolo.

Location

Piemonte

About the winery

The first to vinify a Barolo from a single-Vineyard (Barolo Marcenasco 1965) and to develop a map of historical Crus of Barolo ("Carta del Barolo", 1976), Renato Ratti (1934-1988) is considered the great innovator of Barolo. His sophisticated wine-making philosophy and his drive for high quality wines, lives on today thenks to the passion and commitment of his son Pietro. The new cellar, completed by the 2005 harvest, was the first one in the area using gravity for vinifying and was designed with the concept of creating lowest impact to the land and the environment. The wines are produced in the respect of traditions and represent perfectly the quality and the uniquiness of the territory.

Learn more about Ratti and their facilities at:

http://www.renatoratti.com/

Location

Piemonte

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday:10:00 - 17:30

Saturday:10:00 - 17:30

Sunday:Closed

Cellar door / shop
Yes - see more
Accommodation
No
Tastings
Yes - see more
Tours
Yes - see more
Restaurant
No
Events / Weddings
No
Languages
English, Italian
Children friendly
Yes
Disabled access
Yes
Region
Piemonte
Country
Italy
Wines produced

Brigata Langhe Chardonnay DOC, I Cedri Piemonte Sauvignon DOC, Colombè Langhe Dolcetto DOC, Battaglione Barbera d'Alba DOC, Ochetti Langhe Nebbiolo DOC, Reggimento Langhe Nebbiolo DOC, Villa Pattono Monferrato Rosso DOC, Villa Pattono Barbera d'Asti Superiore DOCG, Marcenasco Barolo DOCG, Conca Barolo DOCG, Rocche dell'Annunziata Barolo DOCG, Grappa di Barolo Marcenasco, Grappa di Barolo Marcenasco aged in wood

Grape varieties

Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc

Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo

Location

Piemonte

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.

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