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Availability date: 2018-04-10
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|Designation||Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG|
|Alcohol Content||14% vol.|
|Formats||Bottle of 750 ml.|
|Tasting||Color - ruby red with light violet reflections Scent - intense and complex notes of wild berries in jam, dried violet. Taste - Warm, soft, pleasant, characterized by tannins reminiscent of silk.|
|Food matches||All Meal, Red Meat|
|Service temperature||16° – 18° C.|
|Suggested glass||Large calyx with a long stem|
|Awards||Gambero Rosso 3 Glasses, Bibenda 3 Bunches, Vitae 3 Vines, Veronelli 2 Stars, Mundus Vini Silver Medal, IWC Commended|
|Scores||Luca Maroni 99/100|
Nothing is easier than falling in love with Ruchè, with its delicate colour, intriguing aromas and smooth elegant mouth feel with world-class taste. It is truly challenging to successfully describe its distinctive and unique characteristics. However, it can be done.
This is how the challenge named LACCENTO was born. By attentively and scrupulously analysing the Estate’s production and the positioning of the best vines, working with modern masterful oenological techniques, and following the best practices of vineyard management, a shrewd dispersion of the grapes during the early summer, wise selection of slightly overripe grapes directly in the vineyard, MONTALBERA put “LACCENTO#QUALITATIVE” on the È of the Ruchè. This gave birth to a wine with remarkable supplesse and elegance. An important wine, persuasive and long-lasting with delicate fragrances softened by the overripening. The Bricco Montalbera is an extraordinary southern exposed hill at an altitude of approximately 280 m above sea leveL.
…and then: Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato LACCENTO: a wine of sublime originality. The sheer quantity of flowers and fruit in the bouquet derives from one of the finest and most intense grapes that, so majestically luxuriant and luscious, can be harvested and processed today. Yet harvested with such respect and absolute lucidity that their lively, chlorophyllic breath is retained immaculately in this wine. Chapeau, is a wine that once encountered can never be forgotten, one enjoyed is yet admirably appreciated.
( Luca Maroni )
Morando family has its roots in the Langhe and this binding could not express himself in the vineyard and winery. Castiglione Tinella, place of origin of the founder Riccardo Enrico Morando, is home to about 15 hectares of vineyards planted with Moscato d'Asti. And it is from these vineyards that produce Montalbera Moscato d'Asti DOCG San Carlo which takes its name from the ancient church of San Carlo which is a few meters from the birthplace of the founder family.
In the mid-eighties, the Morando family, adopting a policy of expansion not yet completed, with the acquisition of adjoining land and direct planting of new vineyards, mainly Ruchè. Today the company is surrounded by its own vineyards arranged in circular form one body entirely hilly position, with different exposures and soils ranging dall'argilloso of limestone.
One of the features that have always distinguished Montalbera in the Piedmont landscape is that of being a horse actually between the two great wine regions of Piedmont: Monferrato and Langhe.
The vineyards cover six full hills and on the valley floor space is the cultivation of typical Piedmontese hazelnut. The vineyards have ages varying from 7 to 30 years, the training system is the low Guyot and every agricultural operation is carried out by hand.
82 hectares are planted with Ruchè, corresponding to 60% of the entire denomination. The other varieties are planted Barbera d'Asti, Grignolino and Viognier.
For generations the Morando family believes and invests in the Piedmontese viticulture and for years he has been passionately dedicated to the enhancement dell'autoctono Ruchè.
And thanks to this ongoing commitment, today Montalbera arises of law among the great wineries of Piedmont. The foundations of this success lie in strong values and recognizable that translate very clearly in the wines produced.
Rigor and planning. Interpretation and terroir. These are the basics of the production philosophy Montalbera. A thought that puts at the center of all the fruit wine, exalting the great peculiarities of the vineyards, interpreting the characteristics and declinandole in different ways, from steel to wood, from overripe withering, so make the most of the multi-faceted personality of each grape variety.
RUCHE', the Red Prince of Monferrato
We are facing an undeniable charm wine. Its origins unknown to most and his scent so special it clearly distinguished from the other Piedmontese wines making it exciting and unique.
Ruchè of Castagnole Monferrato DOCG is a wine with unmistakable character; nice floral notes of rose and violet, fruity notes of apricot and spice emerging with developments make it immediately recognizable in the glass.
One hypothesis is that it comes from "San Rocco", a devout monks community to this saint, who introduced his cultivation in the area. Another thesis want that the name derives from the Piedmontese term "roche", understood as variety grown in entrenched areas of Monferrato. The most accepted theory, however, is that the Ruchè comes from old vines of Haute-Savoie. What is certain is that in the Monferrato this variety has found its land of maximum qualitative expression election.