Ca' Rome' di Romano Marengo Barolo 'Rapet' DOCG 2010
(Piedmont, Italy) - [WA 93] [VM 92]
Regular price $96.00 Sale price $79.97 Save $16.03
Notes from the Winemaker:
Single-vineyard from the Serralunga cru, renowned for its structure. Ideally incarnates the breeding and magnitude of its category: full-bodied, complex, utterly classic. In top vintages, can be cellared as long as 15-25 years.
Vineyard location and soil: Vineyard located in Serralunga d’Alba, with southwestern exposure. The soils go back to the Helvetian period. Compact calcareous clay alternates with sandy layers.
Altitude: 350-371 meters (1,150-1,217 feet)above sea level
Tasting notes: Intense garnet red with ruby reflections. Fruity aromas with floral and spicy notes. Intense flavor with opulent and enveloping tannins and a long finish. Because of its structure and body, it pairs well with meat, game and cheese. Serve at a temperature of 17 °C (62.6 °F).
Vinification: Maceration lasts about 20 days at a maximum temperature of 30 °C (86 °F). Malolactic fermentation ends before winter is over.
Aged: 24 months partly in 25-hl Slavonian oak barrels and partly in French barrique. Further aged in bottle for at least 12 months.
Ratings & Reviews
"Ca’ Rome’s 2010 Barolo Rapèt is floral, delicate and quite accessible for the year. Sweet red berries, tobacco, anise and savory herbs develop in the glass over time in a medium-bodied, fragrant Barolo with tons of near-term appeal. Today, the 2010 impresses for its punchy, bright fruit and terrific overall balance. Drink between 2016-2030." -Antonio Galloni (January 2014)
93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The full bodied 2010 Barolo Rapet shows an impressive degree of layering and aromatic dimension with sweet cherry and exotic spice followed by dried herb, rosemary and rosebud. There's a significant mineral contribution as well with rusty notes of wet soil and terracotta. The tannins show a spot of firm astringency that is common in the wines of Serralunga d'Alba. Drink: 2017-2028." -Monica Larner (July 2014)