MODESTO — E&J Gallo Winery has been given exclusive rights to distribute Italy’s Renato Ratti wines in the United States.
The wine will join Allegrini, Poggio al Tesoro and Pieropan in Gallo’s Luxury Wine Group. Gallo’s LUX wine group’s vision is to represent iconic wine suppliers from the most noteworthy appellations in the world.
Renato Ratti has been producing win since 1965 when he bought his first winery in the village of La Morra, a sub-region of Barolo known for producing red wines. Since 1988, Pietro Ratti has run the winery as a second-generation producer.
The Renato Ratti portfolio that LUX Wines will be distributing includes the Barolo Marcenasco, Barolo Conca, Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata, Langhe Nebbiolo and Barbera d’Asti.
“We are very excited to represent Renato Ratti wines in our LUX Wines portfolio in the US,” said Roger Nabedian, senior vice president of Gallo’s Premium Wine Division in a press release, “Barolo is one of Italy’s most prestigious red wine regions and Renato Ratti has played a very important role in the region’s history and development.”