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Italy’s Piemonte region has long been known for its wines, from the fragrant Moscatos of Asti to the intricate-but-powerful Nebbiolos of Barolo and Barbaresco. At the same time, the long history of global trade funded by banks in the city of Torino brought exotic herbs from all over the world to the region. Combine the wine, the herbs, and an epicurean public hungry and thirsty for new things, and the modern history of Vermouth begins in the late 18th century. The Torino style of vermouth reflected the robust wines of the region, heady with Moscato fruit, sweet and opulent, but firmly bitter to mimic the bite of Nebbiolo’s great tannins. While the modern rules for Vermouth di Torino have been relaxed, a few traditional wineries, most notably Cocchi, still use Moscato for its unmistakable fragrance.

    Cocchi Vermouth di Torino Extra Dry bottle

    Cocchi Vermouth di Torino Extra Dry

    ItalyPiemonteVermouth di Torino DOP 17.0% ABV

    17.0% ABV

    Giulio Cocchi brings its unique expression of Piemontese grapes to the world of dry vermouth. Cocchi Extra Dry Vermouth di Torino combines the freshness of a Cortese wine base with local mountain wormwood, Menta di Pancalieri peppermint, and lemon over a backbone of angelica, coriander, and cardamom. Use Cocchi Extra Dry in a Martini with robust gins, or spritz with tonic water. The silky vinous texture of Cocchi Extra Dry is ideal for classic whiskey cocktails that call for dry vermouth, such as the Old Pal and the Scofflaw. At aperitif hour, Cocchi Extra Dry is ideal to pair with young cheeses. Full details

    Cocchi Vermouth di Torino Extra Dry label
    Cocchi Vermouth di Torino ‘Storico’ bottle

    Cocchi Vermouth di Torino ‘Storico’

    ItalyPiemonteVermouth di Torino DOP 16.0% ABV

    16.0% ABV

    The last remaining example of appellation Vermouth di Torino to comply with all of the classical requirements, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino ‘Storico’ 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 ‘Storico’ 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 ‘Storico’ label