Barolo Chinato, Rivetto NV, Piedmonte, Italy

Country: Italy

Colour / Style: Red

Alternative selection for: Episode 3

As recommended by: Joe Fattorini

I heartily encourage the old Langhe tradition of keeping a bottle of this on-hand to welcome unexpected visitors. Some people match Chinato with chocolate or even spiced puds, but really it’s a thing to have instead of a pud rather than with a pud. It is fragrant, spiced and exotically woody.