Montalbera

La Tradizione Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato Ruche

9.024 ratings
9.04 pro ratings
Castagnole Monferrato, Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy
Top Notes For
Tom Garrett

WInemaker Detert Family Vineayrds

8.8

Incredible, penetrating aromas of ripe red cherries, floral cherry blossom and spice. Could smell this unique wine all night. Very tasty with but a bit decadent. Was a perfect pairing with cherry pie dessert.

Incredible, penetrating aromas of ripe red cherries, floral cherry blossom and spice. Could smell this unique wine all night. Very tasty with but a bit decadent. Was a perfect pairing with cherry pie dessert.

May 18th, 2018
Joyce Lin

Almost perfumery on the nose with red rose, Violet, yellower flower bouquet when first opened. Red cherry, licorice, med+ body with touch of plum, prune and raisiny finish, mineral and dusty. Med to med +acidity, med to med-tannin. Could pair well with spicy fragrant Chinese spicy food, tomato mozzarella cheese with basil salad, Rose macaron, beets with orange and onion salad with aged balsamic vinegar.

Almost perfumery on the nose with red rose, Violet, yellower flower bouquet when first opened. Red cherry, licorice, med+ body with touch of plum, prune and raisiny finish, mineral and dusty. Med to med +acidity, med to med-tannin. Could pair well with spicy fragrant Chinese spicy food, tomato mozzarella cheese with basil salad, Rose macaron, beets with orange and onion salad with aged balsamic vinegar.

Jul 20th, 2017
Logan Taylor

Just f*ing drink it.

Just f*ing drink it.

Jan 22nd, 2020
Bruno Migliorini

Grignolino is a great light red wine perfect for meat and fish

Grignolino is a great light red wine perfect for meat and fish

Jun 2nd, 2018
David Watts

Very well put together, but not to my taste - quite perfumed, with more than a hint of parma violets

Very well put together, but not to my taste - quite perfumed, with more than a hint of parma violets

Dec 10th, 2017
Bonnie Chu

Black pepper and cherry and more pepper!

Black pepper and cherry and more pepper!

Sep 5th, 2017
Justin Fung

Very good - under $20 - great value!!!

Very good - under $20 - great value!!!

Aug 10th, 2017
Julie Margolis

Rustic red and black cherry, black pepper and medium everything except for alcohol which is a little hot

Rustic red and black cherry, black pepper and medium everything except for alcohol which is a little hot

Jul 25th, 2017
Kevin Owens

A first for me. I'm excited to try a Piedmontese red other than Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Dolcetto (though I could die content with those three). This is all about fresh red fruit, particularly strawberry, and some grapefruit. Muted spices round out the palate. A quick finish but that's what I want from this wine. It is molto caldo in the Veneto so this is the perfect summer red. Salute!

A first for me. I'm excited to try a Piedmontese red other than Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Dolcetto (though I could die content with those three). This is all about fresh red fruit, particularly strawberry, and some grapefruit. Muted spices round out the palate. A quick finish but that's what I want from this wine. It is molto caldo in the Veneto so this is the perfect summer red. Salute!

Jun 25th, 2017
Michelle Berryman

This is a very versatile wine that was able to span the entire meal comfortably.

This is a very versatile wine that was able to span the entire meal comfortably.

May 7th, 2017