Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato - Piemonte (Red Wines)Gianni Doglia
Made from 100% Ruché a rare grape variety from Piedmont (North-West of Italy) and the wine was recently awarded the DOCG appellation, the highest for the quality wines in Italy.
The producer, our friend Gianni Doglia, is a "Maestro" for his expertise on working with aromatic grape varieties and here he found a perfect match with this unusual and perfumey red. The wine has a light ruby red colour with some orange hues. The bouquet is very surprising and intense with rose petals, raspberry and cardamom and you almost expect a kind of sweetness on the palate while it actually is dry, medium in body with light but firm tannins and a refreshing acidity.
Best enjoyed with mature and soft cheeses; try it with some spicy foods or on its own maybe slightly chilled in a hot summer day.