Barolo Pié Franco, Barolo Pié Rupestris and the other wines of Cappellano
Cappellano wines are today recognized worldwide as high quality and high yield labels on the global wine market and their fame, such as Barolo Cappellano and Nebbiolo Cappellano for example, has far exceeded national borders.
Not only that, but the Cappellano winery, besides having a long and interesting history, is also a producer of Barolo Chinato, invented by Giovanni, Dr. Cappellano, great-grandfather of the current owner.
The history of the winery begins with his great-great-grandfather, the notary Dr. Filippo, who founded the company by merging in his property 60 hectares of arable land to pursue his passion for wine.
His successor were his sons Giovanni, an oenologist, and his brother Giuseppe, who studied pharmaceuticals and produced concentrated healing musts for the phylloxera that was already seriously decimating the crops and inventor of the famous Barolo Chinato Cappellano.
Leaving aside what are the most famous wines of the Cappellano winery, it is interesting the history of his Barolo Chinato and the vinification of a wine flavoured with herbs.
The Egyptians were already used to flavor wine with healing herbs, the Persians with spices, cannabis and poppy, the Romans with pine resin, honey, rose petals and violet and, in Turin, Vermouth, perhaps the true inspiration of the Cappellano Barolo Chinato.
Barolo Chinato was initially born as a medicine, so it was to the attention of his great-uncle Giovanni his invention that, as a pharmacist, he knew well the individual organoleptic properties of each spice and its healing potential. The stroke of genius was the precise and balanced balance of the spices compared to the flavors and aromas of Barolo.
The effect of all the spices of Barolo Chinato Cappellano brings numerous beneficial effects: the synergy of the elements extracted by maceration in alcohol leads to the development of active ingredients with a bitter taste that stimulate the secretion of saliva and gastric juice, thus helping digestion.
On Grandi Bottiglie you will find a great selection of Barolo Cappellano wines that have made the history of Piedmontese and Langhe wines.