Cocchi Asti DOCG
Cocchi’s ASTI is an undiscussed representative of the most popular sparkling aromatic wine in the word. Today, only small quantities of ASTI are produced by Giulio Cocchi through the fermentation – in steel vats – of the finest Moscato from the Asti hills. Creamy and delicate to taste, with a very scented aroma, this is the classic party wine suitable for everybody, due to its natural character and low alcohol content. The colors of the flags of the medieval festival “Palio di Asti” are paraded in this bottle that Giulio Cocchi produces with now more than one-century old experience.
GRAPE VARIETY100% white Moscato
VINIFICATION AND SPARKLING WINE MAKINGAll efforts are made in cellars in order to keep – and unveil even more – the fruity, delicate aroma of the grape. A very slow fermentation process takes place in steel vats at controlled temperature to get the very fine bubbles that are peculiar to Cocchi’s Asti.
TASTING NOTESAsti Cocchi is a sweet sparkling wine with the immediate aromatic fragrance of Moscato grape, a rich and intense aroma with a fruity taste of wisteria, acacia and honey. It features a well-balanced sweetness and a low alcohol content (7% Vol). Ideal with desserts. It is a must with almond or hazelnut pastries.
Cocchi Brachetto d’Acqui
The most characteristic of sweet red sparkling wines, it has been a constant throughout the history of Piedmontese wine. It grows on the gently rolling hills of the Upper Monferrato area, and ever since antiquity Acqui Terme has been its terroir of choice, and a diverse one, where this aromatic varietal finds its best expression
GRAPE VARIETY100% Brachetto d’Acqui
VINIFICATION AND SPARKLING WINE MAKINGBunches of grapes are harvested by hand and immediately pressed to obtain a very sweet and cherry red must, which will then ferment in autoclave. Thanks to this technique, the aromatic qualities of the grape pass to the wine, releasing its intense scent of rose and raspberry.
TASTING NOTESCherry red with light notes and a joyful foam; vibrant, fresh and stylish bouquet with an intense scent of rose; gentle, slightly tannic to balance the sweet aroma and grant a pleasant persistence. It is the perfect party wine that goes naturally well with fresh fruits, pastries or elaborate desserts. A young wine to be served chilled; ideal for bars and patisseries, it can be best presented in cup-shaped glasses with a garnish of wild berries.
Cocchi Brut Piemonte DOC
Cocchi Brut is a sparkling wine characterized by a straw color, almost ivory, with delicate green nuances The nose is immediately very intense and enveloping, with white flowers (such as lotus and gardenia) and freshly cut fruit in the mouth it is creamy thanks to the fine and persistent perlage with notes of white peach, lychee and a hint of fresh hazelnut. A refreshing aroma of squeezed mandarin lingers on the finish. Cocchi Brut is a versatile and modern sparkling wine suitable for any situation, to be enjoyed as an aperitif or throughout the meal.
70% Pinot Nero, 30% Chardonnay
Cocchi Storico Vermouth di Torino
COCCHI STORICO VERMOUTH DI TORINO
Vermouth di Torino is a collective heritage of Piedmont, which sees in the royal Savoy court as first big promoter of a product which, mainly starting from the late XVIII century, generated a flourishing industry which led Piedmont to become the Kingdom of Vermouth. In occasion of the 120 years from the foundation, Storico Vermouth di Torino is again produced according to the original recipe of Giulio Cocchi. This vermouth belongs to the category of the sweet vermouths, or Italian vermouths, sweet and amber as indicated in the manuals of the late XIX century. Storico Vermouth di Torino Cocchi has been the protagonist of the international rebirth of the top-of-the-range vermouths and the renovated interest of the great barmen for the denomination Vermouth di Torino so that it is also familiarly denominated “Cocchi Torino”. In a very short time, it’s become one of the top-of-the-range Vermouths chosen in the best bars of the world.
CHARACTERISTICSThe original recipe of Giulio Cocchi calls for the use of herbs such as Cinchona and rhubarb which lightly colour of brown the beautiful clear wine. In order to emphasize its amber tone, the addition of sugar browned on fire emphasizes its amber tone, giving together with colour also a special note to the taste: crunchy and cotton candy able to round all the bitter tastes without using vanilla. A thrilling vermouth, rich in sensations: among the herbs and the aromatizing spices, Artemisia and citrus are the protagonists with their balanced bitter and citrusy notes which characterize Cocchi style. A rich taste with vibrant notes of cocoa and bitter orange. From the infusion of some noble and balsamic woods, we have in the end light aromas of camphor and rosemary notes. Among the minor ingredients, herbs and woods with unique perfumes such as sandal, musk, myrrh and nutmeg.
HOW TO DRINKDelicious when pure on ice and a small lemon zest, but also an essential base for the creation of the most classic cocktails from Negroni to Manhattan.
TECHNICAL INFOAlcohol content: 16% Vol Bottle content: 75 Cl Ingredients: wine, sugar, alcohol, aromatic herbs infusion and spices. Close the bottle with its cork after opening. Once open, keep chilled and drink within a month.
Cocchi Americano Rosa
Cocchi Americano is an aromatized wine created in 1891 by Giulio Cocchi and since then produced without interruption according to the original recipe. The name “Americano” is both due to the alcohol made bitter (“amaricato”) by the addition of herbs and spices and to the American habit of drinking vermouth with ice and soda. Produced according to Giulio Cocchi original recipe, Cocchi Americano is recognized in Asti as the aperitif par excellence – a real piece of history of our town. On its label the original futurist rooster designed in the 30’s and representing his aperitif function (“it awakes the appetite”) as well as one of the symbols of the town of Asti. During its history, Cocchi has produced some variants to its Aperitivo Americano. The most recent is Cocchi Rosa produced with a base of red wines of Piedmont to which herbs and spices extracts are added, in particular gentian, cinchona, citrus zests and rose petals.
CHARACTERISTICSCocchi Rosa name reminds us that it’s produced with red wines, from which it derives its colour and wild rose notes. Refined with natural extracts of flowers and spices, in particular gentian, cinchona and citrus as per the Americano Bianco but with the addition of saffron, vanilla and rose petals. Its beautiful red colour is completely natural and derives from the wine.
HOW TO DRINK ITThe classic version foresees a cocktail glass with ice cubes, a spray of soda and a zest of rose grapefruit. Soda can be pleasantly replaced with ginger beer, lemon soda and tonic water. In its spritz version, Cocchi Rosa is mixed with Brachetto wine and a zest of rose grapefruit or lemon. Garnish it with rosemary. The combination with spirits such as gin, vodka and mescal is particularly positive. Cocchi Rosa is a perfect ingredient for the new trend of “low octane” cocktails, with a low alcohol content.
TECHNICAL INFOAlcohol content: 16,5% Vol Bottle content: 75 Cl Ingredients: wine sugar, alcohol, aromatic herbs and spices infusion. Close the bottle with its cap after opening. Once open, keep chilled and drink within a month.
Cocchi Dopo Teatro Vermouth Amaro
DOPO TEATRO VERMOUTH AMARO
It’s a rare “evening vermouth” called Dopo Teatro on the wake of Piedmonts tradition to drink a small cup of cool vermouth with lemon zest in the evening, maybe after watching a performance in one of the historic theatres of the Savoy capital.
CHARACTERISTICSVermouth Amaro Cocchi has been created according to the original recipe by Giulio Cocchi where Artemisia was enriched with rhubarb, quassia wood, chiretta and a double infusion of cinchona. The addition of Barolo Chinato to the base wine gives delicately red nuances and a further soft and complex note – totally Cocchi style.
HOW TO DRINK ITThe richness of the bitter principles makes this vermouth a tonic aperitif and a pleasant end of meal. Today it is perfect as a bittering ingredient for the best cocktails.
TECHNICAL INFOAlcohol content: 16% Vol Bottle content: 75 Cl Ingredients: wine, sugar, alcohol, aromatic herbs infusion and spices. Close the bottle with its cap after opening. Once open, keep chilled and drink within a month
Cocchi Barolo Chinato
Born in Piedmont in the last century, it soon spread thanks to its taste, well balanced between bitter and sweet, and especially for the leading effect on the market of its name “Barolo”, that immediately positioned it among the noblest products compared to various other types of alcoholic drinks based on cinchona. Inventor of this original recipe, Giulio Cocchi was also the protagonist of the diffusion of Barolo Chinato. In Italy its consumption was encouraged by the fame it gained as therapeutic wine. A traditional remedy in Piedmont to cure many small sicknesses, especially in case of cooling. Drunk as a vin brulé, hot and invigorating, its antipyretic and digestive capacities were widely recognized. Serving it to the guests became a typical tradition of the farmers’ hospitality. Over time, the use of this aromatized wine changed and today, in the general wake to recover traditions and naturality, it’s been rediscovered with new and interesting consumption styles.
CHARACTERISTICSBarolo Chinato is a special wine produced with Barolo DOCG, aromatized with cinchona calisaya bark, rhubarb and gentian root and the precious cardamom seed whose active principles are extracted with a slow maceration at room temperature. Characterized by balance and harmony in the perfume with an immediate pleasant taste and a pleasant aromatic persistence.
HOW TO DRINK ITThe occasions to appreciate Cocchi Barolo Chinato are diverse, with a particular success in the good restoration when served at environment temperature or as elegant end of the meal or even steam heated with orange zest. Almost a surprise then the recent discovery of Barolo Chinato as an “ideal liquid” to support and complete the persistent taste of the mostly cocoa rich chocolates. Andrea Slitti, among the best maîtres chocolatiers, has produced an artisanal praline with Barolo Chinato. A top-of the-range product distributed by Giulio Cocchi to accompany the tasting and to show the successful marriage.
TECHNICAL DATAAlcohol content: 16,5% Vol Bottle content: 50 Cl, 100 Cl Ingredients: wine Barolo DOCG, sugar, alcohol, aromatic herbs and spices infusion. Close the bottle with its cork after opening. Once open keep chilled.
Cocchi Grappa Bianca del Piemonte
An unaged, traditional Piedmontese “white” grappa resulting from the distillation of the scented pomace from Barbera grapes harvested from vineyards in the Monferrato hills.
CHARACTERISTICSThe steam distillation occurs in large discontinuous cycle copper steam stills. No aging in barrels is required for this young grappa. Clear, limpid with an oily appearance, it has the intense scent of the traditional Piedmontese grappas with hints of ripe grapes, pomace and sarments. Mouthfeel is smooth and flowing, with a sharp, fragrant taste.
HOW TO DRINK ITIdeal after meal, Grappa Bianca can be served straight up, over ice cubes or as an espresso coffee addition. It is a perfect match with cigars, preferably Garibaldi Tuscan cigars.
TECHNICAL DETAILSAlcohol content: 40% Vol Bottle content: 70 Cl
Cocchi Grappa Dorée di Moscato
Giulio Cocchi has been producing spirits since the very beginning – and Grappa Dorée has played a role in the company’s history. The unique design of the label recalls the style of the age when this grappa was first produced while suggesting its powerful character and sophisticated balance. Today named as a “single vineyard” grappa, it is an absolutely pure spirit, the true expression of the Moscato aroma with an extremely appealing length of flavor.