Barbaresco “Maria di Brün” 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.
This single vineyard planted in 1969 is located in the area of Barbaresco and enjoys southeastern exposure. The origins of the soil go back to the Tortonian-Messinian era and locally the soil is known as the white marl of “Saint Agatha.” It is rich in manganese, zinc and boron. This longstanding classic spends about thirty-six months in Slavonian oak barrels, with a part in barrique. It then ages about twelve months in bottle before being released, unfiltered.
Maria di Brün was named for Giuseppe’s grandmother, who came from the Bruni area of Serralunga d’Alba. As the winery’s flagship wine, it delivers a complex and ample nose presenting violet and underbrush. Full, velvety and very balanced.
Wine exported to
Japan, USA, Canada, Australia
Most recent awards
- 2016 | Wine & Spirits91
- 2016 | James Suckling96
- 2016 | Wine Advocate94
- 2016 | Vinous Media90
- 2015 | Vinous93
- 2014 | Gambero Rosso3 Bicchieri
- 2011 | Wine Spectator92
- 2010 | Wine Enthusiast92
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
Type of yeast:
30 °C (86 °F)
Length of maceration:
Barrique and casks
227 L and 25 hL
New and second use
Type of oak:
French (medium toast) and Slavonian
Aging before bottling:
Aging in bottle:
Maria di Brun
.8 hectares (2 acres)
"Sant'Agata" white marl
278 to 310 meters (912 to 1,017 feet) above sea level
5,000 vines per hectare
Age of vines:
55 years old
Time of harvest:
Total yearly production (in bottles):
Depends on vintage, but only made in good years.
A beautiful, deep ruby color, a very intense, persistent bouquet, complex and elegant, full bodied, and with a distinctive personality. A deeply satisfying wine with excellent cellarability.
Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).
Goes perfectly with meat, pasta and aged cheese.
Alcohol cont. 14.5% by vol.