This Vermouth di Torino Extra Dry from Cocchi was released to mark the brand's 130th anniversary. A love letter to Piemonte, the birthplace of vermouth, all ingredients come from the region, and include Cortese grapes, peppermint, lemon, coriander, and artemesia, amongst a few other secret touches. A superb addition to the driest of the Dry Martinis.
It is based on a "Piedmontese Recipe" , as highlighted on the label: a strong and precise characterization for this aromatized wine, since the main ingredients are all Piedmontese, or have a solid link with the region.
The base wine is a Cortese. Artemisia Absinthium is all harvested in the Piedmontese Alps. The aromatic profile is distinguished by the presence of Menta di Pancalieri – a local variety of peppermint – and lemon , traditionally used to garnish vermouth in Piedmont.
Cocchi 's Vermouth di Torino Extra Dry is a vermouth to be enjoyed alone , extremely elegant, with fresh notes of apple, melon and white flowers in perfect balance with the aromatic botanicals of cardamom, absinthe, coriander and angelica. Piedmontese mint and lemon peel bring herbaceous notes to the palate, creating a unique personality.
Founded by Giulio Cocchi in the Asti region of Piedmont, Italy, Cocchi has continuously produced wine since 1891. First working as a pastry chef in Florence, Giulio Cocchi moved to Asti and began making aromatised wine in the Piedmontese style. His wines proved to be very popular, prompting the opening of Cocchi tasting bars in Turin and as far away as Caracas, Venezuela. Today Cocchi remains a paragon of aromatised wine production.