Cocchi Americano (pronounced co-key) 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 bittering of the alcohol by the addition of herbs and spices (“amaricato”) and to the American habit of drinking vermouth with ice and soda.
Cocchi Rosa is delicious on it's own, or with a dash of soda. Garnish with red 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 red grapefruit or lemon. Garnish it with rosemary.
Tasting note: Pretty autumn-leaf red colour. The generous bouquet includes bitter sweet scents of unripe strawberry, citrus peel, gentian and tumeric. Excellent bitersweet balance with a light, silky delivery offering initial ripe raspberry and spice flavours over grapefruit and gently bitter herbal notes. Concludes dry and fresh, with spices carrying the aftertaste.
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