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
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
Type of yeast:
30 °C (86 °F)
Length of maceration:
Barrique and casks
225 L and 25 hL
New and second use
Type of oak:
French (medium toast) and Slavonian
Aging before bottling:
Aging in bottle:
.8 hectares (2 acres)
Calcareous clay soil rich in magnesium, manganese and zinc (silty marl).
280 meters (920 feet) above sea level
5,000 vines per hectare
1.3 kg (2.86 lbs) per vine
Age of vines:
38 years old
Time of harvest:
Total yearly production (in bottles):
Depends on vintage, but only made in the best years.
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.
Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).
Goes perfectly with meat, pasta and aged cheeses.
Alcohol cont. 14.5% by vol.