Barolo Chinato is a fortified wine which was traditionally used for medicinal purposes and also gifted as a sign of hospitality. Today it is more commonly used as a digestif and is outstanding with chocolate.
Cocchi’s Barolo Chinato still follows the traditional recipe: Barolo DOCG wine is infused with the bark of the Calissaja Quinine tree, red china, rhubarb root, gentian and cardamom seeds, as well as a blend of herbs and spices, before being laid down for lengthy maturation in old Barolo casks.
Heavy, rich and thick with both sweetness and bitterness. Aromas of stewed raisins, dark spiced fruit cake and rich, buttery almond notes dominate, with cherry, menthol touches and gentle ground mixed spice as a background. Flavours are a blend of fruit, spice and chocolate, with tart berry and cherry notes balanced by sweetness, herbal bitterness and a background of spicy and fruity dark chocolate.
Bottle size – 500 ml