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Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato Laccento

Item number: VFR01152 20221500
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Vintage: 2022

Denomination: Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG

Grapes: Ruchè

Alcohol: 15 %

Format: 1,5 l

Type: Rosso

Region: Piedmont

Origin: Made in Italy

Occasion: Sunday lunch

Pairing: Cured meats

Allergens: Solfiti

SPECIFICATIONS

TASTING NOTES

Azienda Agricola Montalbera was founded at the start of the 20th century in the area between the municipalities of Grana, Castagnole Monferrato, and Montemagno. The winery holds a single body of 100 hectares of vineyards here, along with 10 hectares in the nearby Langhe region, where the Morando family which owns the enterprise has its roots. The grapes grown range from Viogner to Moscato d'Asti, Grignolino d’Asti, and Nebbiolo del Monferrato, but the primary varieties of the winery are the Barbera and the native Ruchè. The Morando family has mainly focused on the last of these, saving it from extinction and dedicating many years to enhancing its value, succeeding in creating a Piedmontese red wine with a distinct identity. Montalbera owns about 60% of the Ruchè vineyards in the entire DOC zone. One of a range of different products produced by the company, Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato Laccento is made from 80% perfectly ripened grapes and 20% which are allowed to reach slight over-ripening on the vine. This combination results in the greater concentration of all of the wine’s aspects. A slightly transparent ruby red in colour with light flashes of garnet, this wine shows hints of dog rose, raspberries, currants, dried leaves, cinnamon, and orange peel on the nose. In the mouth, it is extremely soft with smooth tannins and an excellent freshness and full flavour which work together to streamline the body of the wine, making it really pleasant to drink. Ageing takes between nine and ten months in stainless steel followed by another six to eight months in the bottle before the wine is placed onto the market. This wine is a faithful everyday companion, lending itself well to first courses with meat sauces and vegetable risottos. It is perfect for pairing with spicy dishes. Read more Read less
THE WINERY

Montalbera

In the heart of Piedmont, between the municipalities of Castagnole Monferrato, Grana and Montemagno, lies the Montalbera farm. Since its foundation at the beginning of the 20th century, one of the company's main objectives has been to create Piedmontese wines with character, that could best interpret the unique characteristics of the territory and enhance them in every glass. Over time, the company has been able to fulfil this promise and, with commitment and perseverance, has succeeded in establishing itself as one of the most interesting wineries in Piedmont. Today, its vineyards cover six hills in the area between Grana and Montemagno, while the valley floor is home to a vast cultivation of Piedmontese hazelnuts. Most of the hectares are planted with Ruchè. The age of the vineyards varies from seven to thirty years, and each of the vines is treated with appropriate care. The main form of cultivation is based on the low guyot, and every cultivation operation is carried out by hand to respect local tradition as much as possible. Name and address of producer/distributor: Montalbera - Cascina Montalbera, 1, 14030 Castagnole Monferrato (AT). Products from this winery should be stored in a cool, dry place away from heat sources.

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