Estate: In 1860, Secondo Crivelli settled in Castagnole Monferrato and began making wine. The wine was sold to a local cooperative until 1979, when his great grandson, Marco Crivelli started bottling the estate’s wines. He also expanded the property by 8 hectares and purchased the famous ‘Montio Hill’ parcel. Passionate about preservation of the land and the area’s indigenous grapes, especially Ruchè, Marco served as President of the Ruchè consortium and is responsible for the area being recognized with DOCG status in 2010. His son Jonathan is now taking over in the vineyards, whilst Marc concentrates on marketing and sales.
Philosophy: “We try with all our possibilities to safeguard the environment, ourselves – workers in the vineyard and the consumer.”
Winemaking: Although not certified organic, zero chemicals are used in the vineyards. Grapes are from sustainably farmed vines in limestone and sandy soil.
Tasting Notes: Red-violet in colour, with aromas of cherry compote, black currant, licorice and black pepper. Silky layers of blueberry, black cherry, pomegranate, blackberry, raspberry and fresh acidity are framed by black tea tannins. Pomegranate and blackberry linger on the spicy finish. Lustrous and silky.
Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG
Produced by Crivelli