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. Vines are 25 years old in clay and mixed sand soils. Aged in stainless steel, followed by time in the bottle.
Tasting Notes: Transparent garnet in colour, with aromas of strawberry, cherry, wildflowers, trace of roasted nuts and soft spice. Red currant, cherry, pomegranate, violet and crushed black peppercorn are flanked by tangy acidity and firm tannins. Cherry, cranberry, licorice and roasted nuts infuse the silky finish. Agile and sleek.
Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG
Bottled by Soc. Agricola Montalbera S.R.L.