2017 Ca'Rome' Barbaresco 'Maria di Brün'

Producer: Ca’Rome’

Grape: Nebbiolo

Region: Piedmont, Italy

Zone: Barbaresco

Producer Info: Ca’ is short for ‘casa’ – home. Ca’Rome’ is first and foremost home to Romano Marengo and his family. It may well be the spiritual home of fine Piedmontese winemaking. The Marengo family venture started in 1980, when patriarch Romano founded the company. Thirty years of wine industry experience gave Romano the impetus to produce his own range of wines, perfect his methods and pass them on to the next generation, who continues to carefully manage every phase of the production, starting with sourcing fruit from historic family-owned vineyards, and bringing these incredible wines to market with a highly contagious optimism. Family values – quality, honesty, respect for tradition, exploration, and international air – constitute the core of Ca’Rome’s mission.

A Sip With Mercato: Dancing in the glass with garnet and ruby tones, this classic and savoury wine is delicately perfumed with rose, sandalwood and warm spice circling ripe strawberry, matcha and orange rind aromas. Bright reds meet dark black berries and fruits on the palate, mingled with cinnamon and cloves. Savoury characters join this dance with the refined tannins in perfect harmony with fruity acidity.

Soil Composition: Enriched soil with calcareous clay filled with magnesium and manganese minerals.

Production: It was fermented and left on skins for about 20 days at controlled temperature, followed by malolactic conversion and further ageing for 30 months in 25 hectolitre Slavonian oak barrels. The wine spent at least 12 months in bottle before release.

Alcohol (%): 14.5%