Cappellano Barolo Chinato
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Cappellano Barolo Chinato

Item # 42432 750mL
$81.96/ Single Bottle
$983.52/ Case of 12
ABV
18.00%
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Appellation/Village
Serralunga d`Alba
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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. This current bottling is a blend of Barolos from the 2013 & 2014 vintages.


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Staff Pick Notes

You've tried all the unique apertivos and amari, the Spanish vermouths on the rocks, every variation of Lillet, and I bet you're feeling pretty good about yourself. Well guess what? You were just practicing and they were all just pretending. It's time to start drinking Cappellano Chinato. With a base of the same legendary, ageworthy Barolo that makes Cappellano a legend in the wine world, the Chinato is so important to the estate that it's a pure vintage release, not an NV blend. The exact recipe of botanicals and spices is secret, but you'll taste chamomile and citrus, warm Christmas spices, and perfectly balanced bittersweet chocolate mingling with eucalyptus and mint, all turning and layered with soft tannins. And, you'll find classic Nebbiolo notes of blood orange, dried rose hips, tobacco, and saddle leather.

- JON

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Piedmont

The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive...

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