Estate: Mirko Meneghello and Stefania Negro are the driving force behind La Mondianese. The 15 hectare estate is located in the hills of Montemagno in Piedmont, northwestern Italy. They restored the original farmhouse on the property and built a modern cellar. They passionately cultivate indigenous varieties; Grignolino and Barbera in addition to the ever-elusive Ruché. [Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato is one of the lowest production, single varietal wines in Italy.]
Winemaking: Grapes are sourced from vineyards with marine sedimentary layers and calcareous loam in texture. Vinified in stainless steel tanks.
Tasting Notes: Brick-garnet in colour with aromas of wildflowers, cherry, dusty earth along with an herbaceous streak. Bright cherry, red currant and pomegranate dusted with white pepper envelop a savoury core. Flint minerals and black cherry tantalizing linger between each sip. Intriguing, refreshing and so easy drinking, well worth seeking out this hard to find grape.
Pairing Suggestions from the Winery: Cheese and herb and early stuffed egg pasta dishes like agnolotti. It adapts to red meat and roasts. It also goes well with white meat in structured or spicy dishes, such as curry or mustard.
Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato
Produced and Bottled by La Mondianese