One of the most classic flavored wines proposed by Antica Torino is undoubtedly the Chinato Wine.
Its starting point is the collaboration between Antica Torino with the producer of Barbaresco Luigi Voghera, from Neive who, providing an excellent Langhe Nebbiolo Dop, then made it possible to create the recipe for an ambitious chinato wine. The addition of ingredients such as cinchona, absinthe, gentian, elderberry, rhubarb, bay leaf, chamomile, marjoram, cinnamon, vanilla, coriander, rose and nutmeg then helped to shape its character.
The Vino Chinato Antica Torino has a very characteristic taste, with peculiar digestive and refreshing capacities, so much so that it can be tasted both alone and as a key ingredient for interesting cocktails.
Thanks to the extraordinary base of Nebbiolo and the skilful touch in dosing the carefully selected spices, the Vino Chinato Antica Torino manages to convey the taste of the centenary Piedmontese tradition of flavored wine par excellence.
One of the ingredients that make chinato wine particularly intriguing is undoubtedly cinchona calissaia: cinchona is a plant that was born in Peru, whose active ingredient present in the bark, quinine, has extraordinary anti-fever properties. For this reason, chinato wines spread as digestive and curative products from the late 1800s from France to Piedmont thanks to a pharmacist from Serralunga d’Alba, as a perfect digestive and medicinal elixir with a mysterious character.
One of the most famous chinato wines is Barolo Chinato, made starting from Barolo docg wine from Nebbiolo grapes, to which sugar and alcohol are added, in the form of an infusion, cold, spices and officinal herbs such as cinchona.
The Chinato wine became the perfect drink for convivial moments, at the end of the meal enjoyed together with an excellent bonet, the true king of Piedmontese sweets based on chocolate and amaretti.
Alcohol: 18% AbV
Ingredients: wine (Langhe Nebbiolo PDO 2018), sugar, alcohol, flavoring substances (infusion of herbs and spices)
The roots and selected aromas, ethyl alcohol and sugars dosed in a millesimal way are added directly to the base wine (Langhe Nebbiolo Dop). The gestation time is at least 15 – 30 days.
Visual description: garnet red color
Taste-olfactory description: bouquet of rose, nutmeg and aromatic herbs that push the chinato in the nose and the most classic bitter aromatic herbs shape the spine.
The Vino Chinato Antica Torino can be tasted as a meditation wine or even accompanied by delicious traditional desserts based on dark chocolate.