Mauro Vergano worked for many years as a chemist for one of Italy’s top pharmaceutical companies, developing aromas and tastes. A lover of drinks, he has long made wine and Chinati for friends to enjoy. Mauro is the only person who makes a white Chinato, based on Moscato d’Asti from the Beras. Like all Chinato, the dominant ingredient here is bark from quinine trees, though there is plenty of lemon, vanilla, cloves and cinnamon in the mix. Mauro suggests a glass of this with some torrone, or nougat, ideally from his friends the Barberos down the road.