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In 1965 Renato Ratti purchases the first small Barolo MarcenascoÂ® vineyard, in size approx. two Piedmontese "days" (ancient land measurement equal to 7,000 m2). Presently overall holdings cover 35 hectares, divided among 6 properties situated in La Morra, Mango and Costigliole d'Asti. The varieties, microclimates and soils are different, but all are cultivated with the same great love for the vine and respect for the environment.
" I came to the world of winemaking without a family tradition behind me. I believe that this opening admission is necessary, for being free of any ancestral ties or responsibilities, I was able to face Barolo with neither pride nor prejudice, but with unfettered freedom."
Renato Ratti, 1985
"The pedigree of origin of a determined sub-zone and the delimitation of its area, the classification of the characteristics pertaining to the various vintages and the process of bottle refinement to both propitiate and maintain distinction, smoothness, elegance and longevity, are three crucial moments to be lived in the first person, concepts that I consider both as matters of substance and style."
Renato Ratti, 1971