Alessandro e Gian Natale Fantino, Barolo ChinatoRegular price $52.00 Save $-52.00
bottle size: 500mL
Nebbiolo grapes comes from the historic Bussia cru north of Monforte d'Alba. The Fantinos are blessed with some of the oldest vines in the Barolo area; all their vines were planted in 1946 and 1947 by Alessandro and Gian Natale Fantino. Barolo wine is used for the base, with the addition of herbs and roots of plants, including Cinchona bark (quinine) which is where the Chinato gets its name. The herb sources remain a family secret. This is an aromatized wine, complex and herbal with a long finish. It is the ideal digestivo after a heavy meal.
G.D. Vajra, Barolo ChinatoRegular price $75.00 Save $-75.00
Variety: Nebbiolo grapes from the Barolo Albe DOCG are the base, with the addition of thirty herbs, peel and roots of plants, including Cinchona bark (quinine) which is where the Chinato gets its name.
bottle size: 750ml
The G.D. Vajra winery was created in 1972 by Aldo and Milena Vaira, initially from vineyards planted by Aldo’s father in 1947. The winery was named for Aldo’s father, Giuseppe Domenico Vajra, because at the time Aldo was not old enough to establish the winery in his own name. Today the family has 40 hectares under vine in Barolo and other surrounding appellations. Their prized holdings in Bricco delle Viole were planted in 1949 by Aldo’s grandfather. Milena and Aldo’s three children – Giuseppe, Francesca, and Isidoro – are all involved in the family winery operation situated in the village of Vergne. The family is hard-working, passionate, and caring. Their focus is on building something for their children, caring about the community, and cementing the stories of the regions’ past. The family is longtime friends of Hart & Cru. They continue to uphold their passion for quality wine and the people who surround them.