Cappellano Barolo Chinato 2017 750ml
SKU: 39275

Cappellano Barolo Chinato 2017

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Category Fortified Wine
Origin Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
Brand Cappellano
Alcohol/vol 17.9%
Proof 35.80
It was at the end of the 19th century when Giuseppe Cappellano, a pharmacist from Serralunga d'Alba with a shop in Turin, developed the original recipe for Barolo Chinato, proposing as a "medicated and antimalarial soothing" what would soon become one of the classics of the Italian winemaking. We are talking about recipe and not formula because this great aromatic meditation wine is the result of artisanal knowledge, handed down in our family from generation to generation, which has a lot to do with knowledge of the land and peasant culture. The procedure for its preparation is known - cinchona calissaia extract mixed with other aromatic herbs, sugar and alcohol are added to the already aged Barolo - while the list of spices used for flavoring remains secret. The balance of contrasts, the taste-olfactory complexity and an interminable persistence make the charm of a seductive wine like few others, capable of withstanding an almost impossible pairing such as that with dark chocolate.
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We ended the meal with a Piedmontese classic, the always exceptionally good NV Cappellano Barolo Chinato. From the house that invented it, this is a Chinato of real pedigree: long, suave, complex and rich, featuring lovely, lingering notes of quinine and dark berries and a very typical resiny nuance (typical of this estate's version of Chinato, that is). It provided a wonderful and very Langhe way to bring our dinner to a close.

Ian D'Agata, September 2019

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