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The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Moscatellina, Rochè, Romitagi, Rouchet and Rouché. According to a hypothesis, it was allegedly made in the 18th century from the French Burgundy after this Piedmont but neither historical nor genetic evidence suggests this. The early to middle-seasoning vine is prone to real mildew, It produces spicy, tannin-rich red wines in violet-ruby red color with floral aromas of violets and roses, In the 1970s, the endangered species was revived. She is mainly in the province Asti cultivated where she was in 2011 Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato even came to DOCG honors. There are also other stocks in the province of Alessandria. In 2010, 100 hectares of vineyards were reported with decreasing trend; Ten years earlier, 46 hectares (Kym Anderson ).

Ruchè - grape and leaf

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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