Cocchi Americano Rosa, Italy (375ml)
Cocchi Aperitivo Americano is one of our favorite Aperitifs. Producer notes ~ "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."
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, saffron, citrus zests and rose petals. Together, these elements give Cocchi Rosa a ton of complexity. But since it’s low-proof (just 16.5% ABV, not much higher than most wines) and carries such prominent fruity red wine flavors, it’s light and easy enough to sip without overthinking too much.