375ML- Cocchi Vermouth Di Torino (Italy)
Producer Notes: The last remaining example of appellation Vermouth di Torino to comply with all of the classical requirements, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino has been produced since 1891. Cocchi uses estate Moscato as the wine base, and vibrant, spicy botanicals such as cocoa, citrus, ginger, and rhubarb. In contrast with other popular Italian vermouths, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino retains wines of Piedmont as the base and avoids a heavy sheen of vanilla that clashes with other cocktail ingredients. Vermouth di Torino stands apart as one of only two protected geographical indications of origin for vermouth, and is the style referenced by classic cocktail books when discussing “Italian vermouth.”
This vermouth is dynamic and powerful without being weighty. It adds elegance to a 2:1 Manhattan, Martinez or Palmetto. The fruity Moscato grape is counterbalanced by vegetal components, making Cocchi Vermouth di Torino easy to love over ice with a twist. Or enjoy its complexities in a low-ABV Collins by substituting it for gin. The bitter edge and brilliant acidity complement rich or salty foods. Serve with a cheese-and-charcuterie board for a unique and satisfying pairing. In a Manhattan, Cocchi is the classic. Pair with spicy whiskeys of all proof levels, from Bulleit to Booker’s.
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