"Battaglione" is a Barbera d'Alba with an intense and fruity profile, refined for a year in wooden barrels of different sizes. After an initial and intense fruity note, it is expressed on the nose with hints of wild spices, violet and toasted nuances. On the palate it reveals a good gustatory mass, streamlined by a long and persistent freshness.
The "Battaglione" Barbera d'Alba by Renato Ratti immediately communicates elegance and harmony. The balance that can be perceived during tasting is the result of a perfect mix of freshness and structure that pays credit to the great work done by the Renato Ratti winery during vinification. On the nose then emerges its soul, a character in which the fruit is exalted, declined with different nuances that trace a progression of enveloping notes. A bottle that celebrates Piedmont's winemaking traditions, in which Barbera plays a fundamental role.
This Renato Ratti "Battaglione" is a Barbera d'Alba that originates from the grapes of a variety that has always been widely cultivated within the regional borders of Piedmont, the Barbera. The Renato Ratti winery harvests this variety between the end of September and the beginning of October, when the berries have reached full ripeness. After destemming the bunches and pressing the grapes, the must obtained ferments in stainless steel containers at a controlled temperature of between 28 and 30 degrees. Maceration lasts an average of 7-10 days. This is followed by ageing, which takes place for 12 months in wooden barrels of various capacities.
Barbera d'Alba "Battaglione" announces itself to the eye with an intense ruby red colour, characterised by light reflections tending towards purple on the rim. The nose has substantially fruity notes, enhanced by lighter touches of undergrowth, spices and macerated flowers. On the palate, it is medium-bodied, round and supple, with a mouthfeel endowed with good freshness; it ends with a finish that is surprising for its persistence. A bottle signed by the Renato Ratti winery that obtains interesting scores in some of the most important national sector guides, demonstrating its excellent workmanship.
Deep red ruby with purple highlights
Fresh and round, very drinkable and soft, with a long persistence
Intense notes of fruit in all its variations (crunchy, ripe and in spirit), undergrowth, wilds spices, violet macerated and toasted touches of chocolate and coffee