This is such a distinctive, perfumed, floral red wine. It’s from Piedmont, and made from a very rare red grape variety called Ruché, of which there are only 40 hectares planted worldwide. It’s just my sort of style, showing elegance and aromatic interest, but with some edges too.
Montalbera Laccento 2010 Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy
Floral and aromatic with perfumed cherry, rosehip and violet notes on the nose. The palate is weet and pure with richness as well as freshness, and lovely cherry fruit. So pretty and distinctive with sole spicy richness under the floral red fruits. A really stylish wine. 93/100 (£17 The Sampler)