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La Miraja

Castagnole Monferrato, Piedmont • Italy

Eugenio Gatti, a seventh-generation viticulturist in the Monferrato region of Piedmont, in northwest Italy, produces just 840 cases in his family’s cellar, a winery converted from an 11th-century castle.

black gate in stone wall with yellow and red sign for La Miraja winery

In this area, where time seems to stand still, Eugenio tends to the oldest vineyard of the mysterious Ruche grape, indigenous to the area and cultivated since the Middle Ages. In addition to Ruche, he cultivates the indigenous Grignolino and Barbera. Complementing his dry wines, Eugenio makes a rare Ruche Chinato that is well worth seeking out.


Grignolino d’Asti

Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato

Ruche Chinato la Ribota

art on an orange wall
hanging salami and aging wine in barrels in cellar
wine label with a painting of a woman
stone walls in Castalogne Monferrato