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Opera Prima Ruché Castagnole Monferrato DOCG 2016

£29.95

Medium to full-bodied barrel-aged Ruché .  Pepper and spice, ripe raspberries and cherries.  Perfect with truffles or game

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Product Description

Producer:           Ferraris Agricola
Region:               Castagnole Monferrato, Piedmont
Grape:                 Ruché
Food pairing:     Truffles, game, medium & long aged cheeses, casseroled meats

75 cl        15% abv         cork sealed

Produced in a single vineyard and nurtured like no other on the estate.  Luca Ferraris wanted to dedicate this wine to his grandfather Martino “and see that it stands up to years of cellaring. My goal is that this wine should stand with a good Barolo”.
Grapes are hand-harvested and rigorously selected.  The juice ferments in large oak barrels and then ages in a mix of old and new oak ‘tonneau’ for 24 – 36 months.  The wine is then bottle aged for a further year.

Aromas of pepper and spice, ripe raspberry and cherry on the palate, medium to full bodied with soft tannins.  A stimulating acidity reminiscent of a fine red Burgundy with a fully ripe finish.

A wine to be savoured.