La Miraja Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato
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Region: Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy
Grape varieties: 100% Ruché
La Miraja Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato shows fresh wild berries, red cherry, and pomegranate on a lush body with ripened tannins.
Song: Blood of the Lamb by Liz Brasher
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About La Miraja Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato
La Miraja Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato shows a wild nose redolent of violets, rose, iris, jasmine, cardamom, white pepper, and perhaps most surprisingly for red wine, lychee. Fresh wild berries, red cherry, and pomegranate abound. Perfectly ripened fruit, robust acidity, and moderate tannins enable this grape’s singular, beguiling aromatics to shine.
About La Miraja Winery
The singular wines of La Miraja have heretofore been impossible to find in the United States. The estate is nestled within the original castle of Castagnole Monferrato, constructed in the 11th century and retrofitted to serve as a cellar in the 1400s. In this armory-turned-cellar, Eugenio Gatti turns out Barbera d’Asti, Grignolino, and his fabled Ruché. A seventh-generation viticulturist, Eugenio personally tends to the oldest vineyard of Ruché in Castagnole Monferrato, the original birthplace of Ruché. It is here that Eugenio Gatti devotes his life’s work to producing 840 transcendent cases of wine each year.
Castagnole Monferrato holds the illustrious honor of being the birthplace of Ruché. This grape is a unique red variety found primarily in the rolling hills northwest of the town of Asti, where only seven villages hold the distinction of producing wines under the DOCG. Ampelographers have discovered that Ruché is, in fact, the genetic offspring of the red grape Croatina and the now-extinct white grape Malvasia Aromatica di Parma, also known as Malvasia Odorosissima and often compared to Moscato Bianco.