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In this episode, Monty Waldin interviews Pietro Ratti owner of the Renato Ratti winery in La Morra, in the heart of the Barolo region. Monty and Pietro talk about the innovation in wine making and viticulture brought about by Pietro’s father Renato, who “introduced the concept of single vineyard.” Pietro also comments on the 50 year anniversary of their signature Barolo Marcenasco and illustrates the characteristics of two of the winery’s single vineyards: Conca and Rocche dell’Annunziata. Pietro also presents Renato Ratti’s Dolcetto and Barbera and discusses some traditional methods of viticulture in the Langhe hills. In this podcast you will also learn more about some of the effects of climate change on the area and recent market trends for Ratti’s wines. — This episode has been brought to you by Lux Wines, Importer of fine wines from Italy (www.luxwines.com).