Giulio Cocchi founded his business in the North Western Italian town of Asti in 1891 when, as a young pastry chef, he became fascinated with the pairing of food and wine. Giulio began producing quality aromatic-infused wines and, by the turn of the century, two in particular; Barolo Chinato and Aperitivo Americano, had become very popular across international markets.
Giulio Cocchi Spumanti is now owned by the Bava Family, themselves highly renowned wine producers. Today the winery still maintains its artisan character using only traditional techniques to craft the distinctive spirits that have made the Cocchi name synonymous with style and quality.
Cocchi's vermouths are much more than simple wines made with the infusion of herbs and spices. Aperitifs and digestifs par excellence, the Cocchi range is a taste of Piemonte's gastronomic history which dates back to the 1900s.
Cocchi's Americano means much more to Asti than a simple wine made with the infusion of herbs and spices. An aperitif par excellence, it is a taste of Asti's gastronomic history going back to the 1900‰ЫЄs. Cocchi Americano is widely regarded as the original and has been made continuously since 1891 using only natural ingredients.
To aromatise the white wine, a secret blend of herbs and spices are added to the Muscato base which is then steeped over a period of time. Only produced in small batches, the bottles are laid down for a year before release. In recent years Cocchi Americano has risen to prominence as a more than adequate replacement for the now discontinued Kina Lillet made famous in such cocktails as The Vesper and Corpse Reviver No 2.
Spicy and sweet aromas, with orange blossom, orange zest, elderflower, cherry bubblegum and a hint of bitter herbs, with baked apples and pear drops developing in the glass. Cloves and cinnamon sit alongside rich fruit, green herbs and citrus ‰ЫТ orange and lemon zest. Behind that are more wine-like notes, providing a backdrop for the herbal, fruity and spicy flavours. A long and vibrant finish, balancing sweet citrus fruit and herbal bitterness.