MONTALBERA’S LACCENTO HAS BEEN BESTOWED WITH THE NEW TRE BICCHIERI AWARD, THE SECOND TIME THE RUCHE’ DESIGNATION HAS RECEIVED THIS HONOUR
Montalbera’s Laccento 2016 Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato has proved itself to be a Ruché that knows how to distinguish itself, winning the 2018 Vini d’Italia wine guide’s Tre Bicchieri award. For the second year in a row, the Gambero Rosso publishing group has bestowed an award on the Ruché designation. In 2017, this prestigious honour was bestowed on La Tradizione 2015 Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato, the first time this designation had ever received this authoritative prize.
‘It is both satisfying and gratifying, a great honour as well as a reward’, said Franco Morando, a young entrepreneur and General Manager of Montalbera, a company that has been in his family for six generations.
‘Behind every step I take, every thought and every investment is the daily work done by an agricultural enterprise that is growing, the effort that comes with making mistakes and getting up again, the courage to dare. Laccento represents Montalbera’s daring to go beyond. Laccento is a symbol of our boldness and steadfast determination to take the Ruché designation to the limit.’ Franco Morando adds: ‘This year we are celebrating 10 years of our Laccento Ruché. There couldn’t be a more welcome reward to toast Ruché and the history of this peerless native variety once again.’
Ruché, the other side of Piedmont, the innovative side, able to look beyond classic traditional winemaking and long-standing designations; with its own unique character, with the right, ruthless thinning out of berries in early summer and a careful selection of over-ripe grapes, with a ‘small’ blend of grapes left to dry on the vine, Montalbera has put the ‘LACCENTO’ on quality.
An intense ruby red colour with purple reflections, an intriguing floral fragrance with notes of rose petals and forest fruits, a delicate yet intense flavour that is pleasingly aromatic, smooth and elegant; rarely does a wine manage to offer fragrance, sweetness, smoothness, mineral and alcoholic qualities all in one glass. Laccento does it perfectly.
Laccento is also the first wine to have succeeded in getting two entirely different schools of thought to agree: Gambero Rosso and Luca Maroni, tradition on the one hand and unconventional expression on the other, as different as night and day. As with the 2015 vintage, Laccento 2016 Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato claims its rightful place once more with 99 points, the maximum vote awarded by the sensory analyst Luca Maroni.
Good things come in threes… Montalbera thinks big and is already working on its future achievements.
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