The Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato PDO is reserved exclusively for Red wine.
The production area of Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato PDO is within the entire territory of the municipalities of Castagnole Monferrato, Grana, Montemagno, Portacomaro, Refrancore, Scurzolengo and Viarigi in the Province of Asti, in the Piedmont region.
Red: min. 90% Ruchè, max. 10%, individually or combined, Barbera and/or Brachetto.
Description of product typologies
Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato PDO has a ruby-red colour with light purple highlights that tend towards orange with aging; the nose is intense, with floral notes reminiscent of pansy and a light spiciness of incense, at times joined by hints of fruits of the forest and marasca; it is dry, harmonious and pleasantly smooth on the palate, with good aromatic persistence and, at times, woody hints. Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato PDO wine can be accompanied by the mention Vigna (vineyard) followed by the relative toponym or traditional name, on the condition that the relative vineyard has been planted for at least three years.
The Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato PDO designation can be followed by Vigna (Vineyard) with the relative toponym.