Emanuele Rolfo - a wine producer in Roero, the hilly region North of the Tanaro
river, in Piedmont. His passion for oenology was inherited from his parents and grandparents. Rolfo and his wife Cesira transformed the vineyard in 2000, and created a new oenological reality, called Ca’ di Cairé.
They follow the rhythms of nature and of the cellar, and we dedicate to them to the pursuit of the purity and simplicity of our wines. Ca’ di Cairè is the liquid
expression of our consistency and our love of our territory.
The Alba viticultural area covers both the town of Alba and the surrounding Langhe hills and overlaps with those of Piedmont's two most famous red wines Barolo and Barbaresco. All around Alba, are the kind of rolling hills which have come to symbolize the Piedmontese landscape. Barbera vines thrive in the chalky, limestone-rich clay soils here. The best Barbera d'Alba wines are sourced from hillside vineyard sites close to Barolo.
There is a distinct difference between Barbera d'Alba and Barbera d'Asti – its counterpart from the neighboring Asti province, which is generally considered more lively.
garnet color, mountain berries, silky currants, slightly funky nose with hints of smoke and damp earth, violets, very well-balanced with bright acidity and subtle tannins. An adventurous example of Barbera.
region: Alba, Piedmont, Italy
varietal: 100% Barbera
style: medium body red
farming/cellar: organic farming, hand harvested, 6 months in foudre, 10 months in the bottle unfiltered. no added sulfites
pairing: good with charcuterie or stewed tomatoes + roasted garlic on tuscan herbed focaccia