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Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG

Region: Piemonte


History: Established as a DOC in 1987; became a DOCG in 2010

Vineyard Area: 110 ha / 272 acres (2018)

Production: 7,270 hl / 80,800 cases (2019)

Principal Red Grape Varieties:

Styles and Wine Composition

  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 90% Ruchè; maximum 10% Barbera and/or Brachetto
  • Riserva (Rosso)

Significant Production Rules

  • Vineyard elevation: Minimum 120 m (400 ft); maximum 400 m (1,310 ft)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 12.5%
  • Aging: For Riserva or if a vigna (vineyard name) appears on the label, minimum 2 years, including 1 year in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+2)

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