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Italy's Piedmont region is known for complex Nebbiolo and juicy Dolcetto, but this bottling makes a strong case for the obscure Ruché grape.
2011 Montalbera La Tradizione Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato: Italy's Piedmont region is known for complex Nebbiolo and juicy Dolcetto, but this bottling makes a strong case for the obscure Ruché grape. While red wine will often have a single berry note, this one has a whole basket of them. Raspberry, blackberry and blueberry are all present in this super-fruity wine, as well as good acidity and a pleasant hint of leafy greenness to keep all that fruit balanced.
Also Look For: Cascina Tavijn's similarly delicious Ruché.