Renato Ratti winery is a representative label of Piedmontese and national enology. Mr. Ratti bought the first vineyard for the production of Barolo in 1965: it was a small vineyard in the historic area of Marcenasco, under the Abbazia dell'Annunziata in La Morra, about halfway up the hill overlooking the main Barolo valley. In 1965 the first Barolo from a single vineyard (cru), called "Barolo Marcenasco" is vinified in the ancient Abbey (dated back to the 15th century) and in 1976 Renato Ratti published the map of the most important historic vineyards of that area ("Carta del Barolo" 1976), followed by the map of the historic sub-areas of Barolo and Barbaresco, which were the result of extensive researches in the terroirs. As the friars used to produce wines from the Conca dell'Abbazia grapes, Renato Ratti still follows these teachings and produces a rich range of Piedmontese wines.
Renato Ratti (1934-1988) is considered the great innovator of Barolo and a reference point in the history of this wine. Winemaker, writer, historian, communicator, Renato Ratti becomes one of the main architects of the cultural and technical revolution of the Piedmontese and Italian wine world. His sophisticated winemaking philosophy and the pursuit of high-quality wines continues today thanks to the passion and commitment of his son Pietro. From the small vineyard of Barolo Marcenasco in 1965 (about 7,000 square meters), today the hectares have increased to 35, divided into 6 estates located in La Morra, Mango and Costigliole d'Asti. Grapes, microclimates and different soils but cultivated with the same respect for grapes and the surrounding environment.
In 2005, the new cellar was built, the first of its kind in Langhe, with an approach that involves the use of winemaking by gravity, in favour of a low environmental impact development. The wines are produced respecting tradition and well represent the quality and uniqueness of the Piedmontese Langa typical territory.