LANGHE NEBBIOLO OCHETTI 2019 BY RENATO RATTI
Langhe Nebbiolo Ochetti 2019 by Renato Ratti just received 95 points from the Sommelier Wine Awards!
When you see a “Langhe Nebbiolo” on WineOnline, pay attention!
These are the stealth bombers in the WineOnline portfolio, wines that hide behind seemingly unknown labels and modest price tags but blow you away once the cork is pulled.
“Langhe Nebbiolo” is to Barolo—the “little brother” wine that often becomes the star of the show. This one packs loads of varietal character into a lighter-weight, easier-drinking package. If you are like me and crave those Nebbiolo flavours, get this wine in your glass as soon as possible. It’s everything one could ask for and more, performing at a level way above its modest price point—that’s just how we roll.
Renato Ratti has been making benchmark Nebbiolo for half a century, making wines in La Morra, from the Marcenasco, Conca and Rocche dell’Annuziata vineyards. The Ratti family name has deep roots in Piedmont, stretching back to the 15th century. The motto of the ancient house of Ratti is “Omnia Cum Tempore” or “All With Time”. A most fitting credo for the Ratti family of today as well.
What a special wine this is, and from a vintage that saw Ratti celebrating their 50th anniversary bottling to boot!
This wine is a fabulous bargain. Call it a declassified Barolo. Frankly you can call it whatever you’d like—in short, Ratti’s Langhe Nebbiolo Ochetti has all the pleasure of Barolo packed into the understated versatility of a superb food wine.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY
Sommelier Wine Awards 2022
Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, June 2021
Decanter Magazine, Nov 2021
LANGHE NEBBIOLO OCHETTI 2019: CHARACTERISTICS
BODY / STYLE / OAK / Medium-bodied / warm and spicy, earthy, floral, fruity and mineral / Oaked
SWEETNESS / Extra Dry
CELLARING / Drink or Cellar
BEST PAIRINGS / Cured Meat, Pasta, Red Meat, Veal roasted
TASTING NOTE / “Softly pliant and silky, the Renato Ratti 2019 Langhe Nebbiolo Ochetti shows fine and nuanced detailing with lots of genuine and delicate character of the grape. The fruit is subtle in this wine, but the bouquet affords more room to crushed stone, blue flower and powdered licorice. The wine’s finely shaped texture would work next to a simple plate of egg noodles and grated Parmigiano.”
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