Az. Ag. Ferraris Luca, S.P. 14 Localita' RIVI, 7, 14030 Castagnole Monferrato (AT), Italien
The Azienda Agricola surrounds a changing history that began with the purchase of some vineyards with money gained from the gold rush in America. The sale of wine to wholesalers and travelers has enabled the family Ferraris to purchase more vineyards, at least until the family began to produce their own wine, rather than to deliver the grapes to the cooperative. It was only when the Luca Ferraris began to study winegrowing in 1999 was it slowly started to produce its own wine again and rebuilt the old wine cellar. This moment is nearly the same as the rediscovering of a grape, almost forgotten in Piedmont, the Ruchè variety, a very aromatic red wine grape. Today, Luca Ferraris is the largest producer of wines of this Ruchè variety and the annual production consists of approximately 50,000 bottles. The great achievement is the 2010 DOCG statutes for the Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato. Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato is regularly chosen among the top 10 Italian wines.