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Renato Ratti

Renato Ratti

A master enologo, writer, historian and communicator who revolutionized the culture of wine.

The quality, and the research, the passion, the respect for the history of the territory keeping an open mind towards the future, thse are the principles of the winery’s philosophy.

From a great formation both professional and personal, Renato Ratti carried out his dream of having a winery all of his own. After studying at the Enologia of Alba, he went to Brazil where he was in charge of the production of Vermouth and Spumante for Cinzano S.Paolo. In 1965 he returned to his native land, in Piedmont, where he bought his first piece of land to start producing “Barolo” at Marcenasco, below the Annunziata Abbey at La Morra. 

The winery started to grow, both in its importance, and also because it bought other vineyards. From the mid-70’s to the end of the 80’s Renato Ratti became an important point of reference for the wine of the Langhe and those of Italy.

He participated directly at the drafting of the disciplines for the production of Albesi wines in particular that of DOCG. He wrote a number of books about Piedmontese and Italian wines, he made the “Ratti dei vini di Alba” museum for which he introduced the “Vintage List” for Barolo, the historical areas for Barolo and Barbaresco.

Enologo, writer,historian, communicator: Renato Ratti became one of the principal leaders of the cultural and technical revolution in the world of Piedmontese and Italian wines.