La Miraja Ruché Riserva 2019
Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG
VINIFICATION: Hand-harvested, destemmed grapes are left in contact with their skins for 10 days at cool temperatures, after which the wine is left to complete fermentation on its native yeasts.
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 1,500 bottles
VINEYARD: The La Miraja Ruché Riserva comes from the winery’s two oldest and most prized parcels.
Long recognized by the locals as a favored site, Majole enjoys southwest exposure and is composed of whitish-grey, limestone clay. Vines were densely planted to 5,000 vines per hectare in 1971.
The Pralong vineyard has southeastern exposure and limestone-clay soils with similarly high density plantings that were done in 1972. Both vineyards extend across rolling hillsides at about 250 meters above sea level.
Thanks to old vines, production is low (around 70 q/ha) but with high-quality.