2016 Barolo Marcenasco, Renato Ratti, Piedmont, Italy
Renato Ratti is one of Piedmont's pioneering winemakers, having championed the idea of individual vineyard bottling to highlight the characteristics of different 'Terroir'. This wine is produced from Renato's grapes in the excellent Marcenasco vineyard in the heart of the Barolo DOC. The intense wine is matured for two years in barrel before it is bottled and released and the resulting wine is full bodied and elegant. Dark cherry combine with hints of liquorice, cocoa and tobacco, to give a complex, hugely impressive wine.
2015 Barbaresco, La Ca Nova
This 100% Nebbiolo highlights that wonderful wines of this style are still being produced by some of the region's top small producers and that it's noble production methods of long maceration, indigenous yeast, and old oak 'Botti' are still being used with great vigour. Ca Nova' Barbaresco's maintain that earthy undertone which gives them superb character and a fantastic display of their origins and terroir. A beautiful and delicious wine all