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Natural cork stopper
Cocchi Americano Bianco (pronounced: ‘coke-ey ameri-kano) is based on white wine from Italy’s Piedmont region wine which is fortified and then 'aromatised' using botanicals including cinchona, gentian and citrus but the full recipe is, of course, secret.Read more
Clear, pale golden.
Poached pear, honey roasted fig, elderflower, fresh peach, red bell pepper, fat yellow sultana, stewed apricot and orange marmalade.
Gripping, lightly spiced, honeyed, yet tart zesty citrus fruit and bitter gentian.
Honey and citrus with pine-fresh tart marmalade.
Giulio Cocchi Spumanti Srl
Not generally accessible
+39 (0)141 907084
Cellars: via Liprandi 21
Rare Assemblage is the premium version of Byrrh (pronounced 'Beerr'), a brand of wine-based aperitif from Thuir in the south of France. It is based mainly on Catalan Granache Noir, Carignan and Macabeu grapes from the hillsides of Roussillon.
In 1846 Joseph Dubonnet successfully created his wine based aperitif, by blending Roussillon wines made from five different grape varietals with an infusion of herbs and spices including bitter bark and quinine, then ageing the blend for three years to four years in oak vats.
Pronounced ‘kee-ner’, this bitter-aperitif containing quinine takes its name and flavour from the bark of the ‘China Calissaia’ (Chinaroot). This is blended with other herbs and aromatic essences, their aromas extracted by infusion with alcohol and distillation in an old English pot still.