RUCHÈ OF CASTAGNOLE MONFERRATO D.O.C.G.
Born from the love that binds a grandfather and a grandson, the company’s founder and his future heir, Opera Prima is a new interpretation of Ruché. A wine of the highest quality, dedicated to the most discerning palates. The creation of such a product begins with the perfect vineyard, Bricco della Gioia, a small plot where the soil, exposure, microclimate, care and selection combine to create a unique and inimitable wine. At its heart the wine is a deep and compact ruby red with an initial garnet nuance. Once poured an elegant blend of blackberries, dried plums and sub-glazed cherries emerge, intertwining with floral hints of rose petals. Despite its relative youth, the wine’s refinement in wood allows for tertiary notes to appear, from which mentholated aromas, sweet tobacco and fine spices can be recognized. The quality of this flagship wine is confirmed on the palate: its power and structure are balanced by elegance and finesse, while the warm, soft and persistent taste is harmonized by fruit and fine tannin. The company’s “jewel”, each bottle of Opera Prima is stored in a unique cellar carved out of the ground that has belonged to the family for generations, waiting for a special moment to be shared.
Production Area: Castagnole Monferrato, Asti District
Soil: Clay and tuff
Growing System: Long Cordon Spur
Yield: 3 tons/ha – 285 meters above sea level
Age of the Wines: 20 years
Alcoholic Fermentation: In temperature controlled stainless steel rotofermenters for 10-15 days Malolactic Fermentation: In stainless steel
Ageing: 24-36 months in French oak tonneaux of 500 ltrs
Refinement: 12 months in the bottle, unfiltered
Bouquet: Very complex at the nose, with aromas which goes from ripen red Taste: Ripe raspberry and cherry
Food Pairings: Truffles, game, medium and long aged cheeses, stew meats Serving Temperature: 18-20° C
Residual Sugar: 0,79 g/l
Total Acidity: 5,61 g/l