Vigna del Parroco Ruche' DOCG

Vigna del Parroco Ruche' DOCG

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Product information "Vigna del Parroco Ruche' DOCG"

The wine takes its name from the small vineyard planted by Don Giacomo Cauda in 1964 in Castagnole Monferrato, the parish priest of the town, considered the father of Ruchè, the first to believe its potential and to vinify it in purity. The grapes used for this wine come from the first vineyard ever planted entirely with Ruchè, also the oldest existing vineyard at present. The only CRU of the Docg Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato. In 2016, Luca Ferraris was chosen to take up this important vineyard and start a new project: to make Vigna del Parroco the flagship wine of the company and the flag of Ruchè in the world, showing the inestimable value of this historic and precious vineyard. This wine captivates for its brightness, with shades of ruby and hints of purple on the rim. The aroma is immediately captivating for its personality and typical characteristics, giving floral hints of rose and violet, fruity scents of marasca cherries and small berries, with a subtle balsamic undertone. The palate confirms that it has what it takes to be named among the “great Piedmont wines”. It will perfectly accompany entire meals.

Variety: Ruchè 100%

ProductionArea: Castagnole Monferrato, Asti

Age of the vineyards: planted in 1964

Alcoholic fermentation: at controlled temperature with pumping over as per tradition

Aging: 20% in tonneaux for 9 months

Refinement: 6 months in the bottle

Alcohol content: 15,5%

Food pairing: truffles, wild game, medium-aged cheeses, red meat

Serving temperature: 18-20° C

"Vigna del Parroco Ruche' DOCG"
Region: Piemonte
Certification: DOCG
Contains sulfites: Yes
Alcohol: 15%, over 12% - strong wine
Manufacturer: Ferraris Agricola
Grape: Ruche'
Colour: Red
Quantity: 0,75 ltr

Ferraris Agricola

The philosophy that has always accompanied my work is to be able to combine respect for nature, tradition and technology in order to always obtain the best possible result, investing time (and not only) in the search for the best"

The history of the Ferraris Agricola winery began when great-grandfather Luigi emigrated to America and found gold during the "Golden rush" in California. Thanks to his income, great-grandmother Teresa, who had remained in Italy, had the opportunity to make his dreams come true. In 1921 she bought the house, in Castagnole Monferrato, in Via al Castello, home of the first Ferraris winery. Two years later, grandfather Martino bought the "Casot", a rural farmhouse in the middle of a 40,000 square meter plot where today one of the most representative vineyards of the company stands. However, the production of wine remained a passion and never a job. Thus, for decades, the grapes were given to the town's Social Cooperative.