Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG, Piedmont, Italy
Cantine Sant'Agata is located in the province of Asti in the heart of Piedmont. The Cavallero family founded the winery in the early 1990's, focusing on the main grape varieties that make the Piedmont area such a big part of Italian wine making.
The rare Ruchè grape, thought to have come from Burgundy in the 18th century, has been brought back into cultivation in a very small part of Piedmont. It makes a medium ruby colored wine with a hint of cherries in the nose, red berry fruit in the mouth, and a touch of sweet green herbs. Soft tannins with spicy notes on the finish to complete the experience.
Enjoy Sant'Agata Ruchè Il Cavaliere over the next 4-5 years with grilled chicken, burgers, pasta, and light summer fare.