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Barolo Chinato, Rocche Costamagna

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Piedmont at the end of the nineteenth century as a fortifying elixir, it is prepared after the original recipe. An infusion of cinchona bark together with twenty-seven spices and herbs is added to a basis of Barolo aged three years. Excellent igestive, even more charming with dark chocolate (70- 80% cocoa). The wine for thought. Alcohol 16.5% by vol

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BAROLO CHINATO

Wine

A traditional Barolo D.O.C.G. aged three years

History

Popular in Piedmont at the end of the nineteenth century as a fortifying elixir. The traditional recipe added an infusion of china (a bark extract from Cinchona trees) together with twenty-seven spices and herbs to a basis of Barolo

Tasting notes

Deep garnet red with brick red highlights. Complex, persistent bouquet of spices and aromatic herbs, with prevailing flavours of cinchona bark, cinnamon and rhubarb. Generous, mouth filling with a velvety texture. A pleasantly bitter aftertaste

Winemaking

The twenty-eight spices are left steeped in the wine for ninety days. Once the wine is bottled, it rests for further ninety days before being marketed

Alcohol

16.5% by vol

Food pairings

Excellent digestive, even more charming with dark chocolate (70-80% cocoa). A wine for thought

Serving Temperature

18°-20°C / 61°-65°F

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Barolo Chinato, Rocche Costamagna

Barolo Chinato, Rocche Costamagna

Piedmont at the end of the nineteenth century as a fortifying elixir, it is prepared after the original recipe. An infusion of cinchona bark together with twenty-seven spices and herbs is added to a basis of Barolo aged three years. Excellent igestive, even more charming with dark chocolate (70- 80% cocoa). The wine for thought. Alcohol 16.5% by vol

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