Barolo “Cerretta” 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.
Cerretta’s grapes come from a sixty-year-old single vineyard in Serralunga d’Alba that enjoys southern exposure and Helvetian soil, rich in very compact blue marl. The unfiltered wine ages twelve months in large Slavonian oak barrels and twelve months in French barrique. Further aged in bottle for at least twelve months. A rich expressive nose with lovely notes of licorice, rose, violet and light toasty notes. Full palate with soft, velvety tannins.
Wine exported to
Japan, USA, Canada, Australia
Most recent awards
- 2016 | Wine & Spirits92
- 2016 | James Suckling93
- 2016 | Wine Advocate94
- 2016 | Vinous Media90
- 2015 | Vinous91
- 2013 | Wine Spectator92
- 2010 | Wine Enthusiast90
- 2010 | International Wine Cellar91
- 2009 | Gambero Rosso3 Bicchieri
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:
1.3 hectares (3.21 acres)
Calcareous, compact clay alternating with sandy layers.
310 to 317 meters (1,017 to 1,040 feet) above sea level
5,000 vines per hectare
1.3 kg (2.86 lbs) per vine
Age of vines:
55 years old
Time of harvest:
Total yearly production (in bottles):
Depends on vintage, but is only made in good years.
A beautiful garnet color with coral highlights, the bouquet is ample and intense, reminiscent of dried fruit, tobacco, laurel and vanilla; on the palate, it has lovely structure and body, and a delightful, lingering almond 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.