Ruchè is a red wine grape variety originating from the Piedmont region of Italy. The grape is known for its complex aromas and light color, similar to the highly praised Nebbiolo of the region. Ruchè wines are characterized by fine tannins and good acidity. The grape has recently gained recognition and its own DOCG status in 2011. The grape variety is planted in small acreage, making it one of the most exclusive wines in Italy. Despite its origins being disputed, it is believed to have either indigenous or Burgundian roots. Ruchè is sometimes blended with small amounts of Barbera and Brachetto to create a more complex flavor.