Giacomo Borgogno e Figli Barolo Chinato
This is a fortified wine so precious it deserves a spot right here on the special shelf. Established in 1761, the Giacomo Borgogno estate is so imbedded in Italian history that Giacomo himself sealed the Italian Unification pact at the celebratory lunch in 1861. This Barolo house claims ownership over some of the most ancient and prized winegrowing areas of the region. This wine starts as a normal Barolo and is aromatized by the addition of herbs and spices, most notably quinine and gentian, but also chamomile, cardamom, clove and 36 others. Chinato is a traditional after drink paired with chocolate.