The easiest way to describe Barolo Chinato is to say that it's Barolo's answer to Port, Vin Santo or Marsala--but it's also Barolo's answer to Fernet-Branca, Chartreuse or Jägermeister. Barolo Chinato is, essentially, a sweet, herb-infused version of Barolo, and you can craft aperitif out of it, mix it with seltzer, or sip it slowly after a meal, as you would Sherry or Amarone Recioto. While many Barolo producers make their own versions of Chinato, Cappellano invented it. The organically maintained family-owned-operated winery keeps its recipe a tightly guarded secret, but Cappellano Barolo Chinato holds the reputation of being the ne plus ultra of Chinato. Translucent and viscous, the wine offers notes of chocolate, roses, spices and herbs.