2006 Cascina ‘Tavijn Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato – Piedmont, Italy

Intensely floral, this makes a wine lasagna with lavender and rose petals noodles between layers of elderberries, raspberries, lightly smoked pork, and leather. This practically begs to pair with meat, from sage-rubbed pork roast to lamb with rosemary. At its price point, $20, buy it by the case and drink it over the next two years.

WHO: Cascina ‘Tavijn
WHAT: Ruché
WHERE: Piedmont, Italy
WHEN: 2006

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