2017 Ca'Rome' Barolo 'Cerretta'Ca'Rome'
Region: Piedmont, Italy
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: Dark and mysterious, but nothing sinister here: the translucent garnet tone opens with light aromas of strawberries and raspberries and holds a textured and rich palate of dark cherry, plum, spice, earth and a hint of truffle oil. Full-bodied with a nod to chocolate on the palate and with very fine tannins. Leave it to unify, best from 2025. Enjoy with gnocchi and Castelmagno cheese.
Production: The grapes were hand harvested, destemmed, then macerated for about 20 days at controlled temperature. The wine was aged for 24 months partly in 25 hectolitre Slavonian oak barrels. It was further aged in bottle for another 12 months.
Alcohol (%): 13.5-15%