Chinato Moscato "Luli", Vergano
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Chinato Moscato "Luli", Vergano - NV

Item # 19694 500mL

Mauro Vergano spent many years making limited amounts of Chinati as a passion to give to like-minded friends while he kept his day job. A trained chemist and enologist, he first learned to make Chinati from a pharmacist relative. A few years ago, he decided to give more time to his passion and create these unique and delicious homebrew tonics.

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The type of liqueur we call Chinato is almost exclusively associated with Barolo. The regal red of Piedmont is combined with a neutral spirit, or occasionally brandy, macerated with fruits, botanicals and spices and a bit of sugar for balance. But I suppose that Mauro Vergano, a chemist by trade who specialized in fragrances and flavors, was predisposed to experimentation. His one of a kind Chinato uses Moscato as a base, and opts for vanilla, cinnamon and citrus zest among others in his recipe. Bursting with white flowers, tropical fruits and spice, this is a spirit that you won't soon forget, ideal for sipping with Christmas cookies and holiday fruit cake by the fireplace. .

- DY



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 notes of strawberry, cherry, and pink peppercorn. The red Freisa is vinified in a variety of styles:...

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