La Tradizione Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato Ruche 2015

Surprisingly good on the first night. I had Montalbera a few times 8-10 years ago, and wasn’t impressed. This was not bad but faded quickly. — a month ago

Sarah Bignami
with Sarah
Tom, Serge and 8 others liked this

Societa Agricola Montalbera

Nuda Barbera d'Asti Superiore

A Big surprise, color dark red, nose tension/heat, berries, taste is delicious with a very balanced acid/tannic finish, a thrill. — 5 years ago


Limpronta Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato

2013 vintage; grape is called Ruché Castagnole Monferrato grown north of Barolo. Small percentage of grapes (5%) are dried before pressed, like appassiemento, and rest are harvested late. Quite viscous with red brick color of light intensity; interesting intense nose of dark dried fruits and raspberries; same fruits in the mouth with added silky tannins, liquorice, acidity and long finish. Me likey! — 8 years ago


Fuori Catalogo Piemonte Red Blend

Soft and juicy; nice, but not great — 4 months ago


Grignè Grignolino d'Asti 2020

Jammy, baking spice, Darjeeling tea and predominant red berry fruit.

Has similarities to but less heft than Sonoma Pinot Noir.
— a year ago

Gillian Koh
with Gillian
Ron liked this

Montalbera Laccento

Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG

Amazing! Great ratings and so smooth. The finish is nice a subtle. — 7 years ago


Bollicine Roseus Brut Grignolino d'Asti Grignolino

Pretty flowers and cranberry goodness. Soft and easy — 8 years ago


Laccento Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato 2020

Ruché seems to be a perennial favorite of mine, ever since my first bottle back in 2016. Beautiful brick red color; it looked older than 2 years! Very aromatic nose with nice floral notes and what almost smelled like a red moscato. Bright red fruit on the palate with some warm spices thrown in. Just wonderful. 100% Ruché. 12/26/22. — a year ago


Lequilibrio Barbera d'Asti

Had this wine 10 years ago at Lupa. Lots of berries- a touch of sweetness. Very smooth but almost too light — 6 years ago