Ruche di Castagnole "Clasico", Ferraris

Ruche di Castagnole "Clasico", Ferraris - 2022

Item # 49733 750mL

Made from Ruchè - one of those highly aromatic red grapes that's made into a dry red wine. This comes from younger vines planted in clay and tuffeau-based soils at 260 m. Fermented in tank and then aged for 7 months in large oak barrels. Floral and aromatic.

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Luca Ferraris Castagnole Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy Luca Ferraris’s family has been making wine in Castagnole Monferrato, a tiny region in Piedmont located 50 km east of Turin and a stone’s throw from Asti, since 1921. It is best known for the cultivation of Ruché, a grape variety native to the region. Though Castagnole Monferrato was granted DOC status only in 1987, the Ferraris family have...

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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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