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 | Vinous Media90
  • 2015 | Vinous91
  • 2015 | James Suckling94
  • 2014 | Wine & Spirits94
  • 2013 | Wine Spectator92
  • 2010 | Wine Enthusiast90
  • 2010 | Wine Advocate92
  • 2010 | International Wine Cellar91
  • 2009 | Gambero Rosso3 Bicchieri
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:

24 months

Aging in bottle:

10 months

Closure:

Cork

Organic:

No

Vineyard name:

Cerretta

Vineyard location:

Barbaresco, Piedmont

Vineyard size:

1.3 hectares (3.21 acres)

Soil composition:

Calcareous, compact clay alternating with sandy layers.

Vine training:

Guyot

Altitude:

310 to 317 meters (1,017 to 1,040 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

5,000 vines per hectare

Yield:

1.3 kg (2.86 lbs) per vine

Exposure:

Southern

Years planted:

1964

Age of vines:

55 years old

Time of harvest:

Mid-October

Total yearly production (in bottles):

Depends on vintage, but is only made in good years.

Tasting notes:

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.

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