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Ruchè (Italy)

Ruchè is an Italian red wine grape.

Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG is a red wine from Piemonte.

Typical Flavors


Raspberry
Raspberry
Blackberry
Blackberry
Plum
Plum
Spices
Spices

Pepper
Pepper
Rose
Roses
Violets
Violets
Almonds
Almonds

Oak Added Flavors


Oak
Oak
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Nuts
Hazelnuts
Tobacco
Tobacco

Wild Berry and Plum flavors are typical for Ruchè.

Hints of Rose, Violet, and Peppery Spices.

Profile

Ruchè is medium-bodied with moderate acidity and soft tannins,

BODYMedium
TANNINSMedium
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium
Serving temperature:
14-15°C (57-59°F)

Food Pairing


Pasta
Pasta
Risotto
Risotto
Mushroom
Mushroom
Truffle
Truffle

Pizza
Pizza
Hamburger
Hamburger
Sausages
Sausages
Salami
Salami

Ham
Ham
Chicken
Chicken
Rabbit
Rabbit
Pork
Pork

Berry aromas, good acidity and light tannins make Ruchè a perfect food wine.

It pairs well with rich foods, meats, and earthy mushrooms, as well as with lighter types of grilled meat, pasta and tomato based dishes.

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The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for a bodied red wine.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

Piemonte (Piedmont)

Piemonte has been an important wine province since Roman times. The area is influenced both culturally and climatically by the Alps in the north, and the Ligurian coast in the south.

Piemonte

Nebbiolo (the power of the Barolo and Barbaresco) is the most famous grape of Piemonte, followed by the red grapes Barbera and Dolcetto.

For whites, Cortese and Arneis are the most popular grapes.

For dessert, the off-dry, sparkling Moscato d'Asti is the queen.

The most important wine regions are:

  • Asti (Barbera d'Asti)
  • Langhe (Nebbiolo, Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera di Alba, Dolcetto, Roero)
  • Monferrato (Barbera del Monferrat, Nizza, Cortese di Gavi)
  • North (Gattinara, Ghemme)

Piemonte has 17 DOCG regions:

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