Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato "Mun", Arditi
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Half-Bottle of Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato "Mun", Arditi - 2020

Item # 43235 375mL

Ruche is a local red grape from Piedmont whose most distinguishing factor are its aromatics: floral, peppery and dry on the palate.

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Nebbiolo often steals the show when it comes to Piemontese reds, but if you haven’t given Ruché a swirl and sip, this is an ideal opportunity. Redolent of raspberries, red plums, roses, and spice, this variety deserves its due as a notable wine from the region. It may not garner the high prices of Barolo or Barbaresco, but those in the know drink it for the pure joy it provides without the pricey hype. Monferrato is home to this lesser known grape highly prized by the locals. Biodiversity abounds, but Ruché only grows in a few villages, seven at most, adding to its unique allure. If you find yourself in this corner of the world, near the loftiest peaks of the Alps, find a producer who values Ruché enough to give it the attention it deserves. If you can’t get to Italy, then open a bottle of this wine and let its magic come to you.




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 notes of strawberry, cherry, and pink peppercorn. The red Freisa is vinified in a variety of styles:...

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