Ruché is a rare red grape variety originating from the Piedmont region of northwest Italy. With its soft, elegant palate, complex aromas and delicate tannins, Ruché wines are the perfect accompaniment to many traditional Italian dishes.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Ruché’s deeply coloured wines offer aromas of roses, violets, wild strawberries and spices, with fine tannins and a savoury, slightly bitter finish. Its medium to full bodied structure and high acidity make it a reminiscent of Nebbiolo.

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Regional Features & Food Pairings

Ruché is found in small pockets of the Piedmont region of northwest Italy, primarily in the hills surrounding the towns of Castagnole Monferrato, Montemagno and Moncalvo. Ruché is a sensitive variety that requires careful viticulture; it is best suited to cooler climates and clay-rich soils. The grapes’ thin skins make them susceptible to rot and require careful harvesting, with yields tending to be low. The wines are aged in stainless steel tanks and/or large oak barrels to bring out the delicate aromas and flavours. Ruché wines vary between medlim and full-bodied styles, depending on the producer and the terroir. Lighter-bodied wines offer fresh acidity and delicate aromas, while fuller-bodied wines feature more intense aromas and a richer texture. Ruché pairs perfectly with traditional Italian dishes such as osso buco, risotto and antipasti. Its soft tannins and moderate acidity also make it a great match for dishes featuring game and aged cheeses.

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Fun Fact about Ruché
Ruché was once an obscure grape variety but in recent years gaining its own DOCG appellation, Ruché di Castagnole DOCG.

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Montalbera Laccento Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato


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Montalbera Laccento Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato is a captivating wine that showcases the unique characteristics of the Ruché grape variety. Produced in the Castagnole Monferrato appellation in Italy, this wine is crafted by a renowned producer known for their commitment to quality. The vineyards where the grapes are grown boast ideal conditions, with a combination of favorable climate, soil composition, and elevation. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the best grapes, followed by a meticulous fermentation and aging process. The resulting wine is characterized by its intense aromas of red fruits, floral notes, and spices. With its elegant and velvety texture, Montalbera Laccento Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato offers a truly unique and enjoyable drinking experience.
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