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Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato D.o.c.g.

Limpronta®

 Limpronta<sup>®</sup>

A revolution is afoot in the world of wine. Yet one thing remains: an inspiring family passion, a taste for excellence that draws wine lovers together and has always been the operative word in products having the Montalbera signature. Ruchè LIMPRONTA – Family Selection. The purity of our products is absolute and certified.

LIMPRONTA is a quality seal to “slightly wooden scent”. The wine doctrine has always advised against the wood aging for semi-aromatic grapes even more if red. And here appears a for us a new challenge. Choosing an aging exclusively in fine-grained and mild roasted tonneaux made a difference. The Ruchè variety before our wooden
studies had never been approached in this particular type of aging. Study, passion, nature and awareness of our quality and ability have done the rest. The glass will speak said the wise man.

DNA

After tracing the “genetic footprint” of Ruchè, we had to give additional value to this native vine with a unique production that would delight privileged wine tasters with the exceptional and mysterious harmonies typical of Ruchè but enhanced by inestimable oenological and productive expertise and dedication.

Area of production:
Castagnole Monferrato, Piedmont.

Vine training system:
low trained Guyot system with 7-8 buds on the fruiting cane.

Grape variety:
100% Ruchè of Castagnole Monferrato in pureness.

Vinification:
traditional red method, cold pre-steeping during first few days and short stint of warm post-steeping after fermentation. Total duration in contact with the marc is 12-14 days.

Ageing:
maturation in barrels made of French oak selected “great réserve” for about 10-14 months depending on the vintage. Refinement in stainless steel tanks for about 2 months and subsequently in the bottle positioned horizontally for at least 6 months. Longevity 7-10 years.

Colour:
ruby-red tending to garnet.

Nose:
intense, persistent, slightly aromatic with hints of wild berries and morel that evolve into oriental spices and black pepper.

Palate:
forceful and characteristic mouth feel, long persistence.

Bottle:
Bordolese serie 15 heavy 750 g – Limited edition – wide shoulders conical color antikgreen.

Closure:
natural cork 26×49 single piece.

Sizes available:
Magnum bottle 1.50 L.
bottle 0.75 L.

ABV:
from 14 to 15 degrees according to year.

Total acidity:
4.5-5.2 g/L.

Residual sugar:
2.5-3.0 g/L.

Dry extract:
32-34 g/L.

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Winery visits

Montalbera Winery and wine shop open Monday to Saturday from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. Tastings and visits by appointment only.

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