Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato, Crivelli

Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato, Crivelli - 2018

Item # 11706 750mL
$24.96/ Single Bottle
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$299.52 $269.57/ Case of 12
Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

Ruchè is a beauty of an indigenous Piedmontese red variety, and Crivelli's is a must-try. An array of aromas to savor: roses, pepper, black cherries, and cinnamon. Lovely fresh acidity and a fine backbone of mineral make this a delicate wine to enjoy any time. Marco Maria Crivelli is one of a small group of farmers who fervently believe in the excellence of Piedmont's "other" grape varieties, indigenous to the province of Asti. His ancestors planted five hectares of vineyards in 1919; these vines grow in mineral-rich sand and tufa soils.

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Astor's Glossary of Terms


The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive...

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