Barolo Chinato is a fortified wine which was traditionally drunk for medicinal purposes to
guard against fevers and stomach upsets, but also gifted as a sign of hospitality.
Today it is more commonly used as a digestif and is a wonderful way to round
off a meal, as well as being unbeatable with dark chocolate.
Cocchi's Barolo Chinato still follows the traditional recipe: Barolo DOCG wine
(100% Nebbiolo) is infused with the bark of the Calissaja Quinine tree, rhubarb
roots and cardamom seeds as well as a secret blend of herbs and spices before
being laid down for lengthy maturation.
The first thing you notice is the complexity, your nose picking up bitter and
honeyed characteristics at the same time. Roasted orange peel, cloves, cherries,
eucalyptus and dried figs are all present. These flavors evolve on the palate
into a battle of bitter versus sweet characters that coat your tongue; rhubarb,
date, sultana, cloves, Five Spice and orange bitters are all present to give a
lovely warm mouthfeel. An incredibly long, intense finish that is both dry and
sweet and will leave your mouth watering for more.
50cl, ABV 16,5%