COCCHI BAROLO CHINATO 130TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED RELEASE 18% 750ML
Cocchi is celebrating its 130th anniversary with the launch of a limited-edition Barolo Chinato modelled after a 19th-century recipe. Guilio Cocchi, a pastry chef, founded his namesake company in Asti in 1891. To commemorate its 13 decades, Cocchi has created a single vineyard, single-cask, single vintage aromatised wine called Barolo Chinato Tipo Esportazione, based on a recipe first developed in the 19th century exclusively for export markets. The recipe was originally formulated with a higher ABV and a specific blend of herbs and spices, so it would maintain its quality throughout long journeys by ship. The new bottling is made from the 2016 Barolo DOCG vintage grown in a single vineyard on the Castiglione Falletto Estate, Piedmont, Italy. The expression’s botanicals include cinchona bark, rhubarb root, gentian flowers, laurel leaves, cardamom, coriander and orange peel. Sitting at 18% ABV, the Barolo Chinato was created for straight sipping and is said to pair well with dark chocolate.
THE BOTTLE Each bottle is wax-sealed by hand and features a reproduction of the 1900s label. In preparation for the gifting season, it comes in a ‘luxury’ box, along with reprints of vintage Cocchi postcards The Barolo Chinato Tipo Esportazione is a highly collectable Limited Edition distributed in premium packaging: • Reproduction of 1900’s label, hand drawn and printed with vintage technique • Each bottle is sealed by hand with sealing wax and stamp. • Premium wooden box with brass plate. • Accompanied by reprint of vintage Cocchi postcards.
TASTING NOTES On the nose, it offers rich, woody notes of cinchona bark, dried tobacco leaves, dried roses and cocoa beans, while the palate brings sweetness, dark berries, violets, velvety tannins along with cardamom, liquorice and bitter orange peel. The finish delivers charred wood, cloves and eucalyptus, plus lingering dark chocolate. Limited edition of 1200 numbered bottles.
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