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Montalbera la Tradizione Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato 2013

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from a shop in London's Kensington [ www.thesampler.co.uk ] Ruche di Castagnola Monferrato got DOC status in 1987 and was uprated to the more prestigious DOCG in 2010.The DOCG area is very small and consists of 7 communes near the town of Asti in Piedmont. The grape that has to be used is the ruche grape which some beleive to be indiginous to this area although others think it was introduced from France centuries ago. The Montalbera estate is one of the leading estates in this area. My bottle is 100% ruche [the rules say a minimum of 90% ] and was aged in stainless steel tanks.I started the bottle last night with my supper of pasta bake and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a fairly tart cherry and redcurrant style fruit there with soft tannins that hold things together and a spicy finish. It went well with the pasta

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Region: Italy » Piemonte » Monferrato
Winery: Montalbera
Color: Red
Varietal: Ruche
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The business was founded by a Enrico Morando at the begining of the 20th century and his descendants still run it. There are 3 vineyards, one of 145 hectares in Castagnola Monferrato for the production of ruche, one of 15 hectares in Castaglione Tinella for the production of Moscato d'Asti, and one of 3 hectares in Castaglione Falletta for the production of nebbiola. The business is respo... Read more
The business was founded by a Enrico Morando at the begining of the 20th century and his descendants still run it. There are 3 vineyards, one of 145 hectares in Castagnola Monferrato for the production of ruche, one of 15 hectares in Castaglione Tinella for the production of Moscato d'Asti, and one of 3 hectares in Castaglione Falletta for the production of nebbiola. The business is responsible for over 60% of the total production of ruche for the entire DOCG. Read less

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I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from a shop in London's Kensington [ www.thesampler.co.uk ] Ruche di Castagnola Monferrato got DOC status in 1987 and was uprated to the more prestigious DOCG in 2010.The DOCG area is very small and consists of 7 communes near the town of Asti in Piedmont. The grape that has to be used is the ruche grape which some beleive to be indiginous to this area although others think it was introduced from France centuries ago. The Montalbera estate is one of the leading estates in this area. My bottle is 100% ruche [the rules say a minimum of 90% ] and was aged in stainless steel tanks.I started the bottle last night with my supper of pasta bake and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a fairly tart cherry and redcurrant style fruit there with soft tannins that hold things together and a spicy finish. It went well with the pasta




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