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

Prima Decade®

Special anniversary selection

Special anniversary selection Prima Decade<sup>®</sup>

10 years have gone from those first days of the 2003 harvest in which baskets full of Ruchè grapes were brought to the cellar, just a little knowledge about it even dough it was already decided to become the ambassador of this grape variety around the world.

Plenty of time has gone by but, due to this, it was absolutely necessary celebrate the tenth anniversary in a unforgettable way.

What best then producing a vintage of Ruchè which qualitative and longevity features have never been experienced before. Only 3733 bottles obtained by a strict harvest selection of the best grape coming from oldest vineyards having the best solar exposition. This precious wine have been packed in a particu- larly fine Old Bordolese bottle produced in a limited lot.

Prima Decade tells the company story of 10 years, the everyday duties, the efforts and the territory study, the obsessive quality research and deep belief in this native grape variety belonging to Monferrato astigiano which has unique features never noticed in the winemaking world. It becomes so the symbol of a certified quality and the cornerstone of the grape longevity.

Montalbera, with Prima Decade, can finally tell the story of its wines, donates feeling and emotion to its fans, pay serious attention to a territory that was nearly forgotten, where the winemaking practices were slowing down and now instead have a renewed sap and targets to achieve.

The story has just begun…

Area of production:
Castagnole Monferrato, Piemonte.

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

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 14-16 days.

Ageing:
maturation in new french barrique made of oak coming from allier area. 12 to 18 months in wood accordingly to the vintage, afterwards the wine is blended and attenuated for 2 months in stainless steel tanks before be bottled. Minimum 6 months fining in the bottle before being released on the market. Longevity exceeds 10 years.

Colour:
deep ruby red with lights garnet reflection tend to brick red after ageing.

Nose:
intense, persistent with fruit in syrup, baked plums, vanilla, honey that become spicy and ethereal perception after ageing.

Palate:
full bodied, dry, robust and attractively tannic, very well balanced and harmonic. The mouth detects red berry as cherry, apricot jam and on the finish a slightly vanilla-flavoured coffee.

Bottle:
Bordolese Old
Gr. 1,200
Colour Etruscan Green

Closure:
Natural cork “prima scelta a mano” single piece 26 X 49.

Sizes available:
Bottle 0,75 L.

ABV:
From 14,5 degrees.

Total acidity:
4,8 g/L.

Residual sugar:
2,5 g/L.

Dry extract:
33 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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