La Miraja Ruche' di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG
100% Ruche' Estate is 250 meters above sea level; only 70 qunitals per hectare harvested. Hand harvested fruit is destemmed and then crushed into stainless steel tanks, where it remains in contact with the skins for 10 days while native fermentation occurs. Following spontaneous malolactic fermentation, the wine rests in cement vessels for 3 months and then an additional 4 months in bottle prior to release. A wild nose redolent of violet, rose, iris, jasmine, cardamom, white pepper and perhaps most surprisingly for a red wine, lychee. Fresh wild berries, red cherry & pomegranate abound. Perfectly ripened fruit, robust acidity and moderate tannins enable this grape's singular, beguiling aromatics to shine. Charcuterie & medium aged cheeses. This wine also pairs brilliantly with mild Indian cuisine, curry dished, barbequed meats & burgers.