99 Points, Tre Bicchieri Awarded and 2 x Gold Medals Won.
After, what seems an eternity, one of our favourite Italian Reds and most requested wines is finally back! For those who had the pleasure of trying the fabulous 2014 edition, it goes with out saying that the Montalbera Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato Laccento is one of the most outstanding reds that we have ever had the privilege of showcasing on our weekly newsletter's. On that note, it brings us great excitement that the newly released Double Gold Medal Winning 2016 vintage has been receiving glowing praise from Italy's most prestigious Wine Guide 'Gambero Rosso', who awarded it with their highest endorsement in terms of quality 'Tre Bicchieri'. Staying in Italy, the most iconic Italian wine critic Luca Maroni loves this wine so much so, that he awarded this Piedmontese Red with his highest possible score of 99 Points, and acknowledged it as one of the Best Wines in All of Italy for 2018!.
''One of the wonders of Italian nature as far as aromatic intensity and floral softness expressive of its blackberry component. A tempest of fruit and violet strengthened by spiced minty sparkles. Stupendous power and mass of blackberry pulp informs the palate. In this vintage is a truly stupendous acidic softness. And what an expressive fragrance: it is rare to find wine of this exceedingly viscous structure, of majestic density, that possesses both integrity and expressive vivacity so florally profound. A sign of absolute overall quality, of pure and living harmony. One of the most consistent, most balanced and integrated red wines of the year, certainly one of the most fragrant. Chapeau.'' 99 Points and Best Wines of the Year 2018, Luca Maroni, Annuario Dei Migliori Vini Italiani Awards
''Lush and plush styled Ruché with amazing length, balance and freshness. There is a lovely core of fruit which drives the wine, and refreshing acidity. Pretty classic in style.'' Decanter Magazine
If you adore aromatic reds with soft textures, silkiness, full bodies and vibrant acidity than you will love this Ruché.
Gold Medal Awarded: Challenge du Vin 2018
Gold Medal Awarded: Berliner Wine Trophy 2018
Tre Bicchieri Awarded: Gambero Rosso Guide 2018