Cocchi - Americano - Italian Aperitif 75cl Bottle

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Cocchi - Americano
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75cl Bottle
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Americano Cocchi is a true intermediary between wine and spirits as it is a wine with a small addition of alcohol bittered by an infusion of valuable spices and herbs.

"It is called Americano (American) not only due to such new features but also because the habit of drinking Vermouths mixed with bitter spirits and gin - thus creating a drink called cocktail - was spreading from the United States."

The original recipe of the Americano Cocchi played a role in the history of Asti throughout the nineteenth century and is now considered the aperitif par excellence by the citizens of Asti.

The genuine Americano aperitif, it has been in production since 1891. It is based on an all-natural recipe containing white wine, sugar, alcohol-infused herbs and spices, especially Artemisia flowers, gentian roots and peels of bitter orange.

No artificial colours/additives are admitted. It is made by spicing small batches of wine left to age one year minimum.

The classic Americano - the only choice for "purists"- is to be served in a tumbler glass with ice cubes and a slice of orange.

A splash of soda water is mandatory to release a typical array of aromas and flavours. Also the Royale version is very much sought after: pour it in a goblet, then add some dry sparkling wine made by the Classic method - better if Alta Langa DOC.

For a low alcohol content version, just add fizzy water and crumbled ice. You'll get a refreshing drink. Even much diluted, the Americano keeps its natural bittering features unchanged.



Category(s):     Speciality
Group(s):     Aperitif
Producer: Giulio Cocchi   -   www.cocchi.it
ABV:   16.5%
Brand:   Giulio Cocchi
Country of Origin:   Italy

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Producer Information

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 as he looked to expand the range of products on offer in his artisan bakery.

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, not only throughout Piedmont but also in the export markets of London, New York, Africa and South America.

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 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 1900s. Cocchi's is widely regarded as the original Americano, 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.

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