2019 Renato Ratti 'Battaglione' Barbera d'Asti Piedmont
Winemaker Notes: Intense, Cardinal red with sparkling tonalities on the Renato Ratti Barbera d'Asti. Resolute bouquet, with trace scents of ripe plum and an undercurrent of mixed spices. Full flavor with long persistence. Rich in body and in color, warm and robust, pleasantly tart when young, a wine suited to our hearty local dishes as well as refined meat dishes and aged cheeses.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "Showing another handsome military uniform on its front label (this one dating from 1800), the Renato Ratti 2019 Barbera d'Asti Battaglione is a ripe and exuberant expression. Opening to medium dark concentration and plenty of rich blackberry, this wine carries a little more fruit weight on its bones (compared to the Villa Pattono). However, the fruit is also younger (by one year), and this vintage naturally offers dark cherry and bold primary intensity."