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Barolo Chinato, Cappellano

Item # 28666 500mL
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Tasting Notes

Chinato was introduced in the 19th Century for its medicinal purposes and is now widely consumed as a after dinner drink with chocolate. The production method involves blending Barolo wine with up to 21 different herbs and spices including rhubarb, gentile, orange peel, cardamom, and cloves. Bittersweet aromas and a lingering smooth caramel finish.

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