75cl, 16.5% ABV
Barolo Chinato 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 chocolate.
Cocchi's Barolo Chinato still follows the traditional recipe: after a minimum of three years in oak casks, 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 secret blend of herbs and spices. It is then laid down for another lengthy maturation, allowing the complex flavours to carefully marry.