Estate: Located in Piedmont, in northwestern Italy, many regard Castagnole Monferrato as the birthplace of Ruché, and rather fittingly, Eugenio Gatti has the oldest vineyard of Ruché grapes in existence. La Miraja is ensconced in the original 11th century castle of Castagnole Monferrato, and Eugenio Gatti is the 7th generation of his family to produce wine there. The armory of the castle was retrofitted as a wine cellar in the 1400’s and is still used by Gatti today. Production of Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato is incredibly limited, and it is only very recently that it has reached beyond the local environs.
Winemaking: Grapes are from the Maioli vineyard, planted in 1972.
Tasting Notes: Transparent red violet in colour with aromas of juicy berries, peppery spice and a floral trace. Silky layers of strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, cherry and pomegranate are complimented by rich clove and an herbaceous undercurrent and backed by fresh acidity and fine tannins. Peppery spice and tangy red fruit linger between each silky sip. Bright and engaging, fantastic on its own or with a wide variety of dishes.
Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato DOC
Bottled by Azienda Agricla La Miraja of Eugenio Gatti