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.
To mark the 120th anniversary of when Giulio Cocchi first made vermouth, the production of Cocchi's original Vermouth di Torino recipe was resumed in 2011. Unmistakably Cocchi in character, Vermouth di Torino is one of only two geographically protected AOC vermouths (the other being Chambery).
This Storico Vermouth di Torino follows the regional tradition of using fine Moscato wine as its base, which is then infused with a secret recipe of local and exotic botanicals. Once produced, the vermouth is stored in barrel to ensure the blend is fully married.
Singed oranges, candied peel, vanilla, and menthol-tinged dandelion and burdock, on the nose backed up by rich berry fruit, sour and bitter cherries with their stones, and overtones of delicate rose petals. Full-flavoured and thick on the palate "°Ð«Ð¢ perfectly balanced, bittersweet and mouthfilling. Fruity cherry and menthol notes mingle with stewed raspberries, orange peel, earthy liquorice and subtle savoury herbaceousness "°Ð«Ð¢ touches of tarragon and bitter leaves.