Renato Ratti

Renato Ratti

Rocche dell'Annunziata Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

Medium Ruby with aromas of floral, dark berry fruits and oak notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, ripe cherry, licorice, tobacco and savory vanilla oak spice wrapped in tight firm tannins that need at least 5 more years to start showing finesse. Long finish ending with fruit and earthy mineral spice. Let this one sit for a while, it is a beauty. — 9 days ago

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Renato Ratti

Ochetti Langhe Nebbiolo 2017

Not my favorite Nebbiolo but I like it. — a month ago

Cantina del Pino

Ovello Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2012

My first time trying one of the wines from Cantina del Pino, an estate with greater ties to Barbaresco’s roots than most. The Vacca family were long a part of the Produttori but in 1997 branched out (yes, a pun: it was they who in the 1920s planted the now iconic pine tree on the highest point of the Ovello lieu-dit), and now produce two single vineyard Barbaresco bottlings (this, and an Albesani), as well as a generic Barbaresco and Langhe, Barbera and Dolcetto wines.

Tragically, winemaker Renato Vacca died in March last year after a yearlong battle with cancer. The 2016 vintage, just bottled, is supposed to be superb.

For now, though, the Ovello from the less lauded 2012 vintage. This is a knockout wine, still young, and with great promise. The nose is very exotic, quite heady & oaky even after a two hour decant, but opened up as the evening progressed, to give gorgeous aromas of macerated cherry, blackberry preserve, cinnamon, cedar and old leather. It screams Nebbiolo, and it’s the first Nebb I’ve had in a year or so.

The palate is very concentrated, with ripe and intense flavours of cranberry, dried cherry, cured meat and tobacco leaf. There is great tension and energy through the mouth, which only this village - or its neighbour - can achieve. The finish is long and impressive. A seductive, ageworthy wine.

— 17 days ago

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Renato Ratti

Conca Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

Medium Ruby with elegant aromas of dark berry fruits, floral and cedar notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, ripe cherry, licorice, tobacco and savory spice wrapped in mineral character. Tannins are still tight and firm, needing more time. Long finish ending with fruit and minty mineral spice. Let this one sit for a while, it is a beauty. — 11 days ago

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Renato Motalli

Terrazze Retiche di Sondrio Nebbiolo Rosato 2015

If all rose were this food I’d drink a ton of rose.

Nose is heaven. A field of lemon flowers blinded by Nebbiolo flowers.

Palate is so elegant. Savory. God. So delicious. Orange peel. Spice. It’s like An amazing Nebbiolo ... but rose.

Almost like gods Negroni. But low alcohol.

One of the best roses ive had.

Bought from fass selections
— 23 days ago

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Renato Fenocchio

Rombone Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2017

Really nice. Bright light and acidic. Went super well with penne pesto with spinach and sundries tomatoes. Thanks to seaholm wines. Huntington! — 4 months ago

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Renato Ratti

Marcenasco Barolo Nebbiolo 2006

Black cherry flowers ready to go. — 6 months ago


Marcenasco Barolo Nebbiolo 2017

First 2017 barolo and they are definitely open for business. Took 30 minutes and some food pairing to calm down the grippy tannins. Ripe red fruits, almost candied. Very floral. Elegant and a great wine for a late summer evening.

Friends first time out with the new kiddo. He did great!
— 6 days ago

Linh Tong
with Linh
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Renato Motalli

Le Urscele Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo 2013

Ethereal rusticity—gorgeous wine. Slow ox from the AM, full 6hr decant. Initially rather tight, this blossomed in the Zalto burg glasses. Nose is beguiling—tar, candied cherry, florals. Silky palate, medium acidity, tannic finish. Long life ahead of this. — 2 months ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
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Severn Goodwin

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Damn, I gotta start getting something from Motalli aside from the rosé...
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Shhhh. It’s not all about Arpepe. The secret is out. @Severn Goodwin yes!

Renato Corino

La Morra Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

Relatively inexpensive 2016 Barolo. Drinking well. Roses and potpourri pon the nose; red and black fruit withtannins on the palatte. — 6 months ago

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