Barolo “Rapet” Gold Label 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 for this wine is located in Serralunga d’Alba and enjoys southeastern exposure. The soils go back to the Helvetian period, with compact calcareous clay and sand. The unfiltered wine ages twelve months in Slavonian oak barrels and twelve months in French barrique. It is further aged in bottle for at least twelve months. Intense, with opulent and enveloping tannins and a long finish. Because of its structure and body, it pairs well with meat, game and cheese.


Wine exported to

Japan, USA, Canada, Australia

Most recent awards

  • 2016 | Vinous Media92
  • 2015 | Vinous92
  • 2015 | James Suckling93
  • 2014 | Gambero Rosso3 Bicchieri
  • 2013 | Wine Spectator90
  • 2010 | Wine & Spirits91
  • 2010 | Wine Enthusiast90
  • 2010 | Wine Advocate93
  • 2009 | Decanter91
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:

4 weeks

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Aging containers:

Barrique and casks

Container size:

226 L and 25 hL

Container age:

New and second use

Type of oak:

French (medium toast) and Slavonian

Bottling period:

August

Aging before bottling:

24 months

Aging in bottle:

12 months

Closure:

Cork

Organic:

No

Vineyard name:

Rapet

Vineyard location:

Barbaresco, Piedmont

Vineyard size:

.8 hectares (2 acres)

Soil composition:

Calcareous clay soil with sandy stratas

Vine training:

Guyot

Altitude:

311 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:

1974

Age of vines:

45 years old

Time of harvest:

Mid-October

Total yearly production (in bottles):

4,000

Tasting notes:

This is a textbook Barolo: intense crimson color, ample, elegant bouquet featuring ethereal aromas and classic dried rose petals with underlying brushwood notes. It is full-bodied with perfectly balanced components – fruits, tannins and acidity – that work together and combine with a consistent, lingering finish.

Serving temperature:

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

Food pairings:

Goes perfectly with meat, pasta and aged cheese.

Aging potential:

22-30 years

Alcohol:

Alcohol cont. 14.5% by vol.

Winemaker:

Giuseppe Marengo