Chinato is traditionally made with aged Barolo, made with the bark of quinine tree (hence it's name). Mauro Vergano uses a younger wine of Barbaresco, with less firm tannins. A lot of bitters, herbs and spices like cinnamon, coriander, bayleaf, cloves. Drink this after dinner, it makes you feel warm and cosy.
Mauro Vergano has always been working with flavors and aromas, as he used to work as a chemist at a big pharmaceutical company in Italy. He always made his friends happy, with home made drinks like Vermouth and Chinato. Nowadays, he makes small quantities of aromatized drinks to sell, like Chinato, Vermouth and Americano. Wines, that have been uplifted with herbs and spices. Always made of local grape varieties like Nebbiolo, Grignolino, Moscato. Mauro adds wormwood, some sugar, alcohol and other botanicals to create these special drinks. Very good to enjoy pre, in between or after dinner.