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Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato, La Tradizione, Montalbera, Piemonte, Italy 2015

About this wine

"Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato, a rare indigenous wine, is produced in a limited area of the Monferrato Astigiano, in only seven municipalities including and centring on Castagnole Monferrato, which more than any other is blessed by the sun which bathes its hills. The dry, calcareous soil makes this area ideal for the cultivation of this indigenous variety.

There are no reliable records which recall the origin of the name (Ruchè), but the most credible theories have it that Ruchè arrived in Piedmont in medieval times, brought from France by monks who planted it around a monastery of which there is no trace today, but which was a holy place dedicated to San Rocco."

Mostly fruit-driven at this stage, with plenty of juicy red cherry and raspberry character alongside hints of rose petals and violets. Ruche develops spicy notes with age. Classic firm tannic structure typical of Piemontese reds.

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