Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato docg
Ruchè is one of the rarest autochthonous grape varieties cultivated in the Monferrato Astigiano district. It probably originated from a grape variety imported from Burgundy by monks, who planted it near the convent of San Rocco, which has long-since been demolished. Dry calcareous soil and the considerable exposure of the production area to the sun, result in the creation of a high quality wine available in limited quantities. Destined for family consumption in the past, it was the wine of ‘important occasions’, offered to the nearest and dearest, always associated with life’s beautiful moments; over time Ruchè has maintained these characteristics, becoming recognised and appreciated both nationally and worldwide. D.o.c. since 1987, thanks to its original quality, its success has grown over the last decade, consolidated by the prestigious recognition of Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin in 2010.
Not overly bright ruby red coloured, with an intense and original perfume with floral and spicy notes, sometimes joined by scents of wild berries and cherries. It has a dry, harmonious and pleasantly smooth flavour, with good aromatic persistence.
It can accompany an entire meal, from hors d’oeuvres, with salami and ham, to soups and moderately mature cheeses.