2012 Montalbera Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato L'Accento


  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Monferrato
  • Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato
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Community Tasting Notes 51

  • Italiana Likes this wine:

    September 2, 2016 - Noticeably dense, tight-fitting cork--fortunately short! Dense garnet. Enveloping aromas--meat and deep purple fruit. Medium body. Integrated tannins. Maybe a tiny bit on the low-acid side. Nice bottle.

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  • SMHalps wrote:

    August 31, 2016 - Italian wine night for ten people, the wines were opened about 30 minutes before the dinner start time and them poured one at a time, so that the last wine was open for over an 90 minutes before drinking. We had in order: 2012 Azienda Agricola Montevertine Toscana, 2009 Montepeloso Eneo, 2012 Passopisciaro Sicilla, 2000 Azelia Barolo Bricco Fiasco, 2006 Paolo Bea Rosso di Veo, 2007 Fattoria Galardi Terra di Lavoro Roccamonfina, and the 2012 Montalbera Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato L'Accento.

    I actually didn't get to try this one, but most of the group really liked it. I don't understand the 99 point rating given it, but it is a great QRP if you can find it for under $20 (as I did).

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  • WineWright Likes this wine: (90 points)

    July 16, 2016 - Aromas of orange peel and red berries, with floral notes and flavors. Paired beautifully with bison burritos. Nice wine.

  • Robert Pavlovich Likes this wine:

    July 10, 2016 - Throws a refreshing fragrance of fresh crannberry. Light to medium bodied on the palate, with a pleasant attack, showing more cranberry, and dark plum fruit. Flattens out on the mid palate and toward the back, though some acidic structure peaks out, there is not much for tannin. Went pretty well with sushi/ soy sauce, but it wasn't until coming back to the wine an hour later that I was enjoying it. The fruit put on some weight and sweetness, and it became a nice, refreshing drink with medium complexity.

  • mxpbuy Likes this wine: (90 points)

    June 10, 2016 - This bottle was shedding some of its aggressive medicinal elements. Like Cinsault, a unique flavor profile that is highly distinctive. Looking forward to seeing how this one rounds out with more time on its side.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Montalbera
  • Varietal Ruché
  • Designation L'Accento
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Monferrato
  • Appellation Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato
  • UPC Code 8032764291204

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 9 (1%)
  • In Cellars 651 (57%)
  • Consumed 484 (42%)

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