La Miraja Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato
The singular wines of La Miraja have been nearly impossible to find in the United States. The estate is nestled within the original castle of Castagnole Monferrato, constructed in the 11th century and retrofitted to serve as a cellar in the 1400s. In this armory-turned-cellar, Eugenio Gatti tends to the oldest vineyard of Ruché in Castagnole Monferrato, the original birthplace of Ruché. This grape is a unique red varietal found in the rolling hills of Asti. Ruche is the offspring of the red grape, Croatian and the now extinct white grape Malvasia Odorosissima.