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6 Ratings
Renato Ratti Barbera d'Alba Torriglione

Wine Details

Varietal

Barbera

Style

Red

Region

PiedmontItaly

Wine Description

(1998 Vintage) International style Barbera, from good Torriglione vineyard (located near the prestigious "Rocche" vineyard in La Morra). The wine is structured and rich, with a pleasing and harmonious perfume. A full bodied Barbera with an excellent balance between acidity and tannin. It can be cellared for 8 to 12 years (depending on the vintage).

Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (2006 Vintage) Full red-ruby. Very ripe aromas and flavors of black cherry, dark raspberry, smoke, mocha and espresso, with a suggestion of crystallized fruit. There's a penetrating sweetness here but with classic balancing acidity giving vinosity to this sappy, powerful barbera. Quite fine-grained and long: I'd wait until next spring to pour this.
  • Wine Spectator
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/99