Estate: For 6 generations the Morando Family has been devoted to making wine in the Monferrato and Langhe hills in Piemonte, northwestern Italy. Over the years the family has purchased adjacent properties expanding their estate, today there are over 175 hectares of vineyards. The estate’s vineyards cover 6 hillsides, imparting the vines with varied soils [from clay to limestone] and exposures. Vines range in age from 7 to 30 years.
Since the 1980’s, the family has been passionately dedicated to the history, preservation, development and recognition of the rare, traditional Ruchè grape. Currently they have 82 hectares of Ruchè, making them the largest privately-owned producer of Ruchè wine. Check out their detailed Ruchè info page here.
Philosophy: “Rigor and planning. Interpretation and terroir.”
Winemaking: The estate is farmed using eco-sustainable methods, all vineyard work is done by hand and fermentation is with native yeasts. Aged in stainless steel, followed by time in the bottle.
The 2017 vintage was awarded with the very prestigious and much coveted Tre Bicchieri award by Gambero Rosso, the “Global authority on Italian wine”.
Tasting Notes: Garnet in colour, highly aromatic, with raspberry, cherry, black pepper, baking spice, bit of cayenne and trace of black licorice. The flavours maintain and elongate the aromas, with red currant, cherry, raspberry, pomegranate, earth framed by good acidity and silky tannins over a spicy core of crushed black peppercorn and baking spice. Tangy fruit, a drizzle of caramel and spice linger between each silky sip.
Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG
Bottled by Soc. Agr. Montalbera S.R.L.