Wine Renato Ratti, Dolcetto "Colombe", Langhe DOC
Reviews of purchase Renato Ratti, Dolcetto "Colombe", Langhe DOC
Wine red ruby color with beautiful violet highlights.
Wine gives fragrant, fresh, bright, well-balanced flavor with good acidity and pleasant tannins, spicy bitterness leaving in an interesting finish.
Wine attracts intense fruity bouquet with pronounced aromas of cherries and plums.
"Colombe" - a classic wine for every day. It is perfectly possible to the first dishes, fresh cheeses and traditional Italian appetizers.
For the manufacture of universal red dry wine Renato Ratti, Dolcetto d'Alba "Colombe" is used Dolcetto grapes grown in the vineyard "Colombe", which is located in the vicinity of the town of Mango in Piedmont at an altitude of 550-600 meters above sea level and has a southern exposure. Vines with an average age of 30 years, planted on calcareous soils with a density of 5000 pieces per hectare and produce about 1.2 kg of grapes per plant. Vintage Dolcetto is traditionally harvested in the second half of September. The berries are separated from the ridges and the press. The alcoholic fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 28 ° C. The average period of maceration is 5 days. For malolactic fermentation, which is carried out in November used steel vats. Until cooked wine matures for several months in stainless steel tanks. Storage capacity "Colombe" is 3-4 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.