Wine Renato Ratti, "Battaglione" Barbera d'Asti DOCG
Reviews of purchase Renato Ratti, "Battaglione" Barbera d'Asti DOCG
Wine rich and sparkling bright red color.
The wine has a full, bright and mellow taste with a pleasant tart flavors of black cherry and chocolate nuances. The finish is long, slightly tannic.
In an intense aroma of wine dominated by shades of ripe plums accompany muted notes of cinnamon and nutmeg.
The wine goes well with seasoned mature cheeses, meat sauce and other meat dishes.
For the manufacture of dry red wine "Battaglione" Barbera d'Alba Barbera grapes used, grown in vineyards owned by Renato Ratti. Crop is harvested by hand in late September - early October. The berries are separated from the ridges and crushed. Alcoholic fermentation is carried out in stainless steel containers at controlled temperature 28-30 ° C. Maceration time on average is 7 days. After malolactic fermentation, which also takes place in steel tanks, the wine matures for several months in French oak barrels. Wine storage potential is 5-8 years.
Renato Ratti bought his first vine for the production Barollo in 1965, after his return to Piedmont from Brazil. He also bought a small vineyard in the area Marchenasko La Morra in the lands of the former monastery. Since 1969, the management company joined nephew Massimo Martinelli, who is also the winemaker. Together with him Ratti developed a technique of maturation and refinement Barollo to receive more subtle, elegant wine with a good potential for aging. This was an innovation in the field of winemaking. Term fermentation maceration and it significantly reduced, and the duration of exposure of wine he brought only two years.
Since the mid-seventies to the late eighties, Renato Ratti is actively involved in the development of winemaking in the region, creating a set of laws and regulations. He was appointed president of the Barolo Consortium and Director of the Consortium of Asti. It is thanks to his hard work, Barollo won worldwide recognition, going to the world level. After the sudden death of Renato Ratti company was headed by a very young son Pietro, who had just graduated from the School of Enology in Alba. It was from his arrival to the present day economy is undergoing restructuring and large-scale expansion. In 2002, construction began on a new winery.
"The uniqueness of the origin of a particular sub-region, the classification of different wines, endurance and proper production, which provides flexibility, durability and elegance - these are three basic concepts that I believe the new style of wine", - Renato Ratti, 1971.