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Categories: Americano, Sparkling Wine, Vermouth, Vino Amaro, Quinquina/Chinato, Red Wine

Located in northwest Italy, the Piedmont region is perhaps Italy’s most esteemed and distinctive wine region: home of Barolo and Barbaresco; Barbera d’Alba and Barbera d’Asti; Dolcetto; Asti and Moscato d’Asti; as well as Alta Langa, Brachetto d’Acqui, Erbaluce di Caluso, Favorita, Friesa, Gavi di Gavi, Gattinara, Ghemme, Grignolino, Roero-Arnesis, Timorasso and Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato. Piemonte is also renowned for its classic Vermouth di Torino as well as its vino amaro. During the emergence of the modern vermouth trade, Piemonte was a part of the same political unit, the Kingdom of Sardinia, as Savoie, France — home of Vermouth de Chambéry.

    Vermouth
    Cocchi Vermouth di Torino

    Cocchi Vermouth di Torino

    ItalyPiemonteVermouth di Torino DOP

    16.5% Alc/Vol

    The last remaining example of appellation Vermouth di Torino to comply with all of the classical requirements, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino has been produced since 1891. Cocchi uses estate Moscato as the wine base, and vibrant, spicy botanicals such as cocoa, citrus, ginger, and rhubarb. In contrast with other popular Italian vermouths, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino retains wines of Piedmont as the base and avoids a heavy sheen of vanilla that clashes with other cocktail ingredients. Vermouth di Torino stands apart as one of only two protected geographical indications of origin for vermouth, and is the style referenced by classic cocktail books when discussing “Italian vermouth.” Full details

    Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
    Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
    Cocchi “Dopo Teatro” Vermouth Amaro

    Cocchi “Dopo Teatro” Vermouth Amaro

    ItalyPiemonte

    16.5% Alc/Vol

    The name ‘Dopo Teatro’ refers to the late-evening, “after theater” service at restaurants and cafes in Torino, a gathering time for a sip of something bittersweet and maybe a small bite to eat. This “vermouth amaro” (vermouth with added bitterness) uses Cocchi’s classic Vermouth di Torino as its base. From there, winemaker Giulio Bava adds a number of additional botanicals, including chiretta flowers and a double dose of cinchona bark. The result is a robust amaro that retains the refreshing acidity of the original Vermouth. Pair with spicy chocolate preparations, or mix with intense bourbons or ryes, mezcal, or gin. Full details

    Cocchi “Dopo Teatro” Vermouth Amaro
    Cocchi “Dopo Teatro” Vermouth Amaro
    Americano
    Cocchi Americano Rosa

    Cocchi Americano Rosa

    ItalyPiemonte

    16.5% Alc/Vol

    Throughout its history, Giulio Cocchi has used the aperitif wine Americano profile to highlight the fine aromatic grapes of Piemonte. In Cocchi Americano Rosa, the Brachetto d’Acqui wine base provides the white rose and rich berry notes typical of the famous sparkling wine of the same variety, while the addition of rose and ginger to the traditional bitter base provides a rounder profile. Full details

    Cocchi Americano Rosa
    Cocchi Americano Rosa
    Cocchi Americano Bianco

    Cocchi Americano Bianco

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    16.5% Alc/Vol

    Made to the same recipe since 1891, this Moscato-based aperitif wine has long been a staple of Asti. While the Americano name implies a gentian focus, the wine also includes quinine and citrus for a flavorful, refreshing profile. In Piemonte it is served chilled with ice, a splash of soda and a peel of orange. Cocchi Americano Bianco’s combination of fruit, spice and bitter undertones can perfect a number of classic mixed drinks. This same profile makes it splendid pairing with all kinds of pickles, nuts, charcuterie and cheeses. Full details

    Cocchi Americano Bianco
    Cocchi Americano Bianco
    Quinquina/Chinato
    Cocchi Barolo Chinato

    Cocchi Barolo Chinato

    ItalyPiemonte

    16.5% Alc/Vol

    Renowned in Piemonte since its introduction in 1891, Cocchi Barolo Chinato is a wine of DOCG Barolo infused with quinine bark, rhubarb, ginger, cardamom, cocoa, and a variety of other aromatic spices. Round and rich, yet with the deep back palate once expects of Barolo, this wine possesses the definition necessary to be an ideal digestif or pairing with dark chocolate. Serve as you would serve high-quality port or Madeira, or use as a luxurious alternative to sweet red vermouth. You would not be alone in finding this to be the Rolls Royce (or Maserati) of Italian dessert wines. Full details

    Cocchi Barolo Chinato
    Cocchi Barolo Chinato
    Vino Amaro
    Cardamaro Vino Amaro

    Cardamaro Vino Amaro

    ItalyPiemonte

    17.0% Alc/Vol

    Cardamaro is a longstanding product of what is today a 4th-generation winemaker in Canelli d’Asti. The primary flavors of Cardamaro are cardoon and blessed thistle, with a short repose in oak for spice and and texture. Drink as aperitif or digestif, outstanding with cider, or use in place of vermouth in many cocktails. Because of the subtle oak treatment, it is possible to use Cardamaro in place of bourbon or rye; combine with Dolin rouge for a lighter take on a Manhattan. Pair with saltier cheeses or charcuterie. Full details

    Cardamaro Vino Amaro
    Cardamaro Vino Amaro
    Sparkling Wine
    Cocchi Alta Langa Rosa

    Cocchi Alta Langa Rosa

    ItalyPiemonteAlta Langa DOCG

    12.5% Alc/Vol • Méthode Traditionnelle

    DOCG Alta Langa is the top appellation for sparkling wines in Piemonte. The requirements are very strict, including use of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and at least 30 months for the second fermentation in bottle. Full details

    Cocchi Alta Langa Rosa
    Cocchi Alta Langa Rosa
    Cocchi Alta Langa Bianc d’ Bianc 2010

    Cocchi Alta Langa Bianc d’ Bianc 2010

    ItalyPiemonteAlta Langa DOCG

    12.5% Alc/Vol • Méthode Traditionnelle

    DOCG Alta Langa is the top appellation for sparkling wines in Piemonte. The requirements are very strict, including use of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and at least 30 months for the second fermentation in bottle. Full details

    Cocchi Alta Langa Bianc d’ Bianc 2010
    Cocchi Alta Langa Bianc d’ Bianc 2010
    Cocchi Alta Langa Bianc d’ Bianc 2009

    Cocchi Alta Langa Bianc d’ Bianc 2009

    ItalyPiemonteAlta Langa DOCG

    12.5% Alc/Vol • Méthode Traditionnelle

    DOCG Alta Langa is the top appellation for sparkling wines in Piemonte. The requirements are very strict, including use of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and at least 30 months for the second fermentation in bottle. Full details

    Cocchi Alta Langa Bianc d’ Bianc 2009
    Cocchi Alta Langa Bianc d’ Bianc 2009
    Cocchi Asti DOCG

    Cocchi Asti DOCG

    ItalyPiemonteAsti DOCG

    6.0% Alc/Vol • Méthode Charmat

    ASTI is produced by Cocchi through a slow fermentation in steel vats of the Moscato Bianco picked from the family’s Colline Astigiane vinyard in the Asti hills. Creamy and delicate to taste, with a very scented aroma. The label’s colors match the flags that parade at the start of the ‘Palio d’Asti’ festival. Full details

    Cocchi Asti DOCG
    Cocchi Asti DOCG
    Cocchi DOCG Brachetto d’Acqui

    Cocchi DOCG Brachetto d’Acqui

    ItalyPiemonteBrachetto d’Acqui DOCG

    7.0% Alc/Vol • Méthode Charmat

    Cocchi makes Brachetto d’Acqui after a slow, controlled fermentation of its estate Brachetto grapes in steel tanks. Cocchi Brachetto d’Acqui is drier, higher-acid, and more defined than virtually any other example on the market, but it still has the fun and fruit for accompanying sorbet or cookies. Full details

    Cocchi DOCG Brachetto d’Acqui
    Cocchi DOCG Brachetto d’Acqui
    Cocchi Piemonte DOC Brut

    Cocchi Piemonte DOC Brut

    ItalyPiemontePiemonte DOC

    12.5% Alc/Vol • Méthode Charmat

    Cocchi employs a classic blend of estate pinot nero and chardonnay for this sparkling wine, which adds intricacy, cut, and intensity to the rich apple, pear, and floral notes. Ideal as an aperitif or to make a particularly nice Spritz. Full details

    Cocchi Piemonte DOC Brut
    Cocchi Piemonte DOC Brut
    Red Wine
    Casa Brina Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG

    Casa Brina Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG

    ItalyPiemonteRuchè di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG

    12.0% Alc/Vol

    Strikingly aromatic, with notes of rose petal, violet, black cherry and bitter almond, Casa Brina Ruchè di Castagnole Monferratto boasts a classic Piemontese structure and complexity, its firm tannins reminiscent of Nebbiolo (at a fraction of the price). With air, it takes on a gentle spice and rustic elegance. Approachable now, it should age well for more than a decade. Full details

    Casa Brina Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG
    Casa Brina Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG