Grape Variety: Ruché.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato; Piedmont, Italy.
Price: $19.80 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Pasta with meatballs, tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese; garden salad.
Opened 90-minutes before drinking. Clear, pale brownish ruby color with a lighter rim. Light, but intriguing cherry, tea, tar and musky rose aromas (with alcohol on the first pour). Smooth and slightly rustic mouthfeel, light body and an 80- grit texture. Cherry, pomegranate, and orange peel flavors. Gobs of bright acidity, fined grained, but grippy tannins and a medium length fresh finish that starts with a dash of black pepper, but quickly develops the grippy tannins. Excellent with the food and excellent sipping without food after the dinner. We called it a FANTASTIC value Italian red we would recommend in a heartbeat!!!
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Closure: 45mm Natural cork.
UPC Code: 8 033148 720013
Imported by: Jan D’Amore Wines; Brooklyn, New York.