2017 Ca'Rome' Barbera D'Alba ' La Gamberaja'Ca'Rome'
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Zone: Barbera D’Alba
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: Rich and hearty, this deep, dark ruby wine opens with chocolate coated cherry, blackberry, star anise, oak and pine aromas. The palate continues this decadent journey with blackberry, cherry and dark plum. Finishing on graphite and black olive notes, this savoury drop with slippery tannins includes a fine acidity and is paired well with duck, goose and game birds.
Production: The fruit was hand harvested, destemmed, and pressed before maceration for 15 days at controlled temperature. The wine was aged for 12 months partly in 25 hectolitre Slavonian oak barrels and partly in barriques. It spent another 8 months in bottle before release.
Alcohol (%): 14.5%