Renato Ratti Serradenari Barolo DOCG 2019 (Piedmont, Italy) 750mL - [WE 97] [WA 95] [JS 94] [WS 92] [JD 91] [DM 90]
Renato Ratti Serradenari Barolo DOCG 2019 (Piedmont, Italy) 750mL - [WE 97] [WA 95] [JS 94] [WS 92] [JD 91] [DM 90]

Renato Ratti Serradenari Barolo DOCG 2019
(Piedmont, Italy) 750mL - [WE 97] [WA 95] [JS 94] [WS 92] [JD 91] [DM 90]

Regular price $175.00 Sale price $159.97 Save $15.03

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About the Winery: 

With a history that dates back to the 1960s, Renato Ratti has long been an innovator of Barolos in the Piedmont region, where he developed new techniques for Italian wines such as in-bottle refinement. Active in writing the rules and regulations for Alba which include the coveted DOCG label, Renato Ratti was one of the prime movers in bringing the wines of Piedmont and Italy to international prominence. Today the reins rest in the hands of his son Pietro and his nephew Massimo Martinelli.

About this wine:

First produced in 2019, this wine comes from the highest part of La Morra, at almost 500 meters above sea level in a marvelous natural amphitheater with a view of the Piedmontese Alps. The estate covers an area of approx. 4.5 hectares with South/South-West exposure and vines varying in age between 20 and 40 years, on the typical land formation of La Morra.

Ratings & Reviews:

97 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"This wine expresses itself with aromas of wild cherries, tart red plums, dried violets and oolong tea leaves. The palate is elegant and almost dances across the mouth, leading with ripe red fruits that give way to savory flavors of fresh bay leaf, clove and balsam. Drink 2025–2040." - Jeff Porter (Sep 2023)

95 Points - Wine Advocate:
"Here's an exciting new submission from the house of Ratti. Serradenari is a large MGA and one of only a few cru sites that exist on the western slope under the village of La Morra. The 2019 Barolo Serradenari has a more botanical-smelling bouquet, and by that I mean that it has lavender bud, thyme, aniseed and the kinds of flowers and herbs that you might find in a fragrant garden. It is nuanced and delicate and framed by a light note of ash or crushed limestone. It finishes quite firm or edgy. Only 6,000 bottles were made." - Monica Larner (Aug 2023)

94 Points - James Suckling:
"Very perfumed with orange peel, hibiscus, and sliced strawberry aromas that follow through to a full body with layers of tannins and a juicy and chewy finish. A little traditional but solid. Give it time. Try after 2027." (Jun 2023)

92 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Rich and laced with cherry, raspberry, iron, tar and vanilla flavors. The firm structure keeps a lid on the finish for now, yet this is balanced and lingers on, with ripe fruit and spice elements in the aftertaste. Best from 2026 through 2043. 231 cases imported." - BS (Oct 2023)

91 Points - Jeb Dunnuck: 
"There is a more pronounced wood presence in the inaugural release of the 2019 Barolo Serradenari, which spent one year in French barrique followed by a year in Slavonian cask. Ripe with toasted cedar, sour cherry, incense, and orange peel, this medium to full-body red offers a rounded mid-palate with a sheen of ripe tannins and oak spice. It is ample in structure, but not weighted, with angular tannins and fresh acidity, while clove, raspberry seed, and tobacco fill the palate. It feels a bit heavy-handed with its barrel usage right now for my taste and needs another couple of years to integrate. Drink 2025-2040." (May 2023)

90 Points - Decanter Magazine: 
"This is the first release of Serradenari from Ratti, and it's one of the highest MGAs at around 500 metres – the estate harvested it after Rocche dell'Annunziata. Indeed, this Barolo could seem to be a Langhe for its elegant lightness to the fore. Very pale ruby in colour, it's reductive with notes of cinnamon root, camphor, a balsamic character, and some peachy fruit. Super-fresh and with firm, chewy tannins on a light frame, it's well handled thanks to the combination of both large oak vessels and barrique. A bit rustic at the end." - Aldo Fiordelli (Jan 2023)