Cappellano NV Barolo Chinato (35.8 proof)
Item Number: 7549
Sub Region: Langhe
Appellation/AVA: Barolo Chinato
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Nebbiolo / Infused Spices
Type: Wine - Fortified
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 17.9
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
One cannot say much, certainly not enough, about the Chinato from Cappellano since the production and recipe are closely held secrets within the family. Suffice it to say that the family has produced an iconic version of this Barolo DOCG wine infused with spices, herbs and other earthly elements that make for a ravishing sensory experience. Giuseppe Cappellano was a pharmacist and the first person to create a Barolo Chinato. It was first meant as a medicinal drink to cure malaria. Today, the Cappellano Barolo Chinato remains benchmark.
History of Barolo Chinato: This is a fortified wine, which was traditionally drunk for medicinal purposes to guard against fevers and stomach upsets, but also gifted as a sign of hospitality. Today it is more commonly used as a digestif and is a wonderful way to round off a meal, as well as being unbeatable with dark chocolate. Read more about Barolo Chianto.
Try these Cappellano Barolo Chinato drinks!
Aperitif One: 4 parts gin, 4 parts Campari, 2 parts Chinato, a touch of ice plus a slice of orange.
Aperitif Two: Cold sparkling water plus 10% of the volume in Chinato with the juice of a freshly squeezed lime accompanied by a slice of lime.