La Miraja

Ruche' di Castagnole Monferrato

8.914 ratings
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Castagnole Monferrato, Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy
Ruche
Top Notes For
Liam Gandelsman

On the nose, tart raspberry jam, black pepper, wet paint, cut grass, and very slight rose petals. Mouth watering acidity with a medium/short finish, medium tannins, slight pepper notes on the palate as well. Second time having the 2019, even after an hour and a half it still feels very tight. I’m going to hold this for a few more years and see how it progresses.

On the nose, tart raspberry jam, black pepper, wet paint, cut grass, and very slight rose petals. Mouth watering acidity with a medium/short finish, medium tannins, slight pepper notes on the palate as well. Second time having the 2019, even after an hour and a half it still feels very tight. I’m going to hold this for a few more years and see how it progresses.

Apr 25th, 2021
Darby Mae

Its delicate, translucent hue recalls 'Holy Wine' taken during the Eucharist in a Cathedral: the blushed cheeks of a 12 year old taking his or her first sip. Like mineral water soaked in freshly picked roses, the nose transports you to an old castle, perhaps the very one where these very old vines grow. Hints of charred wood and ribbons of subtle spice seep through delicate floral aromas, like violet...a gorgeous, agile, lithe, lifted wine with sharp acidity on the front and smooth tannins towards the back. Recalls a Nebbiolo with a more rustic grip and only a brief fluttering of fruit, like wild raspberries and fresh cranberries lightly dusted in white pepper. I am beguiled!

Its delicate, translucent hue recalls 'Holy Wine' taken during the Eucharist in a Cathedral: the blushed cheeks of a 12 year old taking his or her first sip. Like mineral water soaked in freshly picked roses, the nose transports you to an old castle, perhaps the very one where these very old vines grow. Hints of charred wood and ribbons of subtle spice seep through delicate floral aromas, like violet...a gorgeous, agile, lithe, lifted wine with sharp acidity on the front and smooth tannins towards the back. Recalls a Nebbiolo with a more rustic grip and only a brief fluttering of fruit, like wild raspberries and fresh cranberries lightly dusted in white pepper. I am beguiled!

Mar 25th, 2021
Brian Johnson

The rare wine I couldn’t finish. Sour, spicy/pepper. Just not for me

The rare wine I couldn’t finish. Sour, spicy/pepper. Just not for me

Jan 1st, 2021
Clayton R Strong

Does not drink anywhere close to $14. Bright bing cherries and rose petals on the nose. Wine has low tannins and medium acid, great weekday wine!

Does not drink anywhere close to $14. Bright bing cherries and rose petals on the nose. Wine has low tannins and medium acid, great weekday wine!

Dec 30th, 2020
Dan D.
8.9

A ton of black pepper. Too harsh on its own but with pasta fantastic

A ton of black pepper. Too harsh on its own but with pasta fantastic

Dec 20th, 2020
Brucie Harvey

Love this! From Campus, another outstanding choice. Delicious with pasta, sausage, ricotta... but I’d be thrilled with a roast chicken, pot roast, steak...

Love this! From Campus, another outstanding choice. Delicious with pasta, sausage, ricotta... but I’d be thrilled with a roast chicken, pot roast, steak...

Dec 17th, 2020
Galen Hasler

Light charming

Light charming

Jul 27th, 2020
Kyle VanDevender

sensual juice

sensual juice

Feb 19th, 2021
David Fry

David had this a month ago

David had this a month ago

Apr 4th, 2021
Anna Filipovich

Anna had this 3 months ago

Anna had this 3 months ago

Feb 6th, 2021