Barbaresco “Chiaramanti” DOCG

Ca’ Rome’ is a family-run winery located in Barbaresco atop the Rabajà hill. It overlooks the seemingly endless vista of gently sloping Langhe hillsides, blanketed in impeccable rows of grapevines. It was established in 1980 by Romano Marengo, along with his wife Olimpia. Their children Giuseppe (known as Pino), Paola, and Maria now run the winery.
The winery manages 5 hectares (12 acres) under vine in Barbaresco and Serralunga d’Alba. The vineyards are cultivated eco-sustainably, with the utmost respect for the territory, under the careful yet ardent eye of Giuseppe, enologist. The family’s signature warmth, sincerity and genuineness come through in their magnificent wines.
The vineyard is located in the Rio Sordo area of Barbaresco and enjoys southern exposure, the most coveted in the Barbaresco area, thanks to its sunlight. The origins of the soil go back to the Tortonian-Messinian era and locally, it is known as the white marl of Saint Agatha. It is rich in manganese, zinc and boron. This longstanding classic spends about twenty-eight months in Slavonian oak barrels, with a part in barrique. It then ages about ten months in bottle before being released, unfiltered.
It is only made in good vintages.


Wine exported to

Japan, USA, Canada, Australia

Most recent awards

  • 2015 | Vinous92
  • 2015 | James Suckling93
  • 2014 | Wine Spectator92
  • 2012 | Wine Enthusiast88
  • 2010 | Wine & Spirits93
  • 2011 | Wine Advocate88
Grape Varieties:

100% Nebbiolo

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

3 weeks

Type of yeast:

Indigenous

Fermentation temperature:

30 °C (86 °F)

Maceration technique:

Pumpovers

Length of maceration:

3 weeks

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Aging containers:

Barrique and casks

Container size:

225 L and 25 hL

Container age:

New and second use

Type of oak:

French (medium toast) and Slavonian

Bottling period:

July

Aging before bottling:

28 months

Aging in bottle:

10 months

Closure:

Cork

Organic:

No

Vineyard name:

Chiaramanti

Vineyard location:

Barbaresco, Piedmont

Vineyard size:

.8 hectares (2 acres)

Soil composition:

Calcareous clay soil rich in magnesium, manganese and zinc (silty marl).

Vine training:

Guyot

Altitude:

280 meters (920 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

5,000 vines per hectare

Yield:

1.3 kg (2.86 lbs) per vine

Exposure:

Southern

Years planted:

1981

Age of vines:

38 years old

Time of harvest:

Mid-October

Total yearly production (in bottles):

Depends on vintage, but only made in the best years.

Tasting notes:

Deep garnet with ruby reflections, rich aromas of licorice, red berries, brushwood, violets, cinnamon and cloves confirmed on a full, well-balanced palate, showing complex flavors of ripe fruit and a persistent finish.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).

Food pairings:

Goes perfectly with meat, pasta and aged cheeses.

Aging potential:

22-30 years

Alcohol:

Alcohol cont. 14.5% by vol.

Winemaker:

Giuseppe Marengo