Created by Giulio Cocchi in 1891, Cocchi Americano is an aromatised wine produced in the Asti region of Piedmont. This delicious aperitivo is made from Moscato d’Asti wine which is used as the base for a maceration of bitter botanicals. Just as a vermouth is so classified by its use of wormwood, and a quinquina by cinchona bark, an Americano is defined by its use of gentian root as a bittering agent. Cocchi Americano uses both gentian flowers and leaves in addition to grand wormwood, cinchona bark, bitter orange peel, elderflower, and more to create its distinctive character.
Cocchi Americano has a semi-sweet Moscato base with floral, herbal, and citrus notes leading to a delicately bitter finish.
Enjoy in a spritz, Vesper Martini, or White Negroni. Use whenever Kina Lillet or Americano is called for, or in place of a quinquina.
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.