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Denomination: Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato d.o.c.g.
Place of production: The grapes come from a plot of about one hectare located in the town of Nizza Monferrato, whose vines reach an average age of 50 years and represent the maximum selection of the Barbera
Yield: 90 quintals per hectare
The grapes are harvested manually in the vineyard and carefully stored in little basket for the transport to the winery, crushed and fermented at a controlled temperature with a maceration of about 10-12 days.
At the end of fermentation, the wine is left without filtering by static settling until the end of the winter.
It will then rest in steel tanks until the following summer, when it is bottled: after about a month of aging in bottle it will be ready to be drunk.
Alcohol: 14% abv
Service Temperature: 16° C.
Color: Quiet intense ruby red, with some mild purple reflections
Nose:Intense, with a floral beginning made of violet, red rose and a particular note of geranium. Following by more markedly fruity and marasca, evolving with time into white pepper and cardamom.
Taste: Warm on the palate, harmonious, interesting body and balance with a slight tannic component. Very long in aftertaste and aromatic final persistence.
It matches perfectly with seasoned and blue cheeses and with first courses of egg pasta. It is particularly suitable to accompany either a long cooking red meat, like stew, or roasts. Great matching withwhite meats too, especially structured or spicy preparations, such as curry or mustard