Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato D.o.c.g.
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 )
Area of production:
Castagnole Monferrato, Piedmont.
Vine training system:
low trained Guyot system with 7-8 buds on the fruiting cane.
Ruchè of Castagnole Monferrato. Vines age over than 25 years.
part in overripe directly in the vineyard (about 90% of the production) and part (about 10%) air-dried directly in the vineyard.
for the part collected in overripen: traditional red method, cold pre-steeping during first fewdays and brief warm poststeeping after fermentation. Total duration in contact with the marc is 14-16 days.
least 6/8 months in bottle placed horizontally at a temperature not exceeding 10 degrees for the important presence of sugar. Longevity 6-8 years.
Intense ruby red with slight purple reflections in youth, turning garnet after the first few years in the bottle.
intense, extended, slightly aromatic and fruity with aromas typical of wild berries, jam.
warm on the palate, pleasant, rare silkiness.
Bordolese series 15, 750 g – Limited edition – wide shoulders, color antikgreen.
natural cork 26×49 single piece.
Matusalem bottle 5 L.
Magnum bottle 1.50 L.
bottle 0.75 L.
bottle 0.375 L.
from 14,00 to 15,00 degrees according to year.