About This Wine
In Italy’s Piedmont region, there are many special places for growing winegrapes.
One perfectly situated vineyard can be found about half-way up the hill in the principal valley of Barolo, buttressed by rather steep slopes. There, you’ll find a jewel from the 15th century: the Abbey of Annunziata.
Records indicate that the monks who lived at the abbey produced wine from the grapes grown on those hillside grapevines. Today, the replanted vines are in very orderly rows and, rather than leaving the fate of the harvest to a higher power, are meticulously farmed. The goal: to produce perfectly ripened Nebbiolo grapes in order to craft an expressive bottling of Barolo.
Two vintages prior to the 2008, Renato Ratti’s “Marcenasco” Barolo caught the eye of Wine Spectator magazine, which named it one of the top 10 wines of 2009. The 2008 vintage once again demonstrates how special those vineyards around the Abbey of Annunziata truly are.
- Grape Composition:100% Nebbiolo
- Grape Source:Piedmont Growing Area of Italy
- Aromas & Flavors:Flowers, Cherry, Plum, Dark Fruits, Licorice, Minerals and Spices
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2018
- Food Pairing Suggestionroasted meats, or well-aged cheeses.
Perfumed aromas of peach nectar and flowers. Juicy, pure and intense,with lovely floral perfume and bright framing acidity. A bitviognier-like like in its floral complexity. Finishes juicy and long,and not a bit heavy. This is the #1 torrontess imported from Argentina and virtually never misses.