Substitute for vin cotto

I'm making a dish of whipped ricotta to serve with grilled bread. The recipe calls for vin cotto to drizzle over the ricotta before I serve it. Sadly, I'm not sure where to look for it and am looking for an alternative in case I can't find it. Any ideas? Thanks

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Monita
Monita October 17, 2012

A search on amazon.com offers some possibilities for vin cotto
http://www.amazon.com/s...
But you could also try a very sweet wine like a ruby port

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Maedl
Maedl October 17, 2012

'Vin cotto' means 'cooked wine'. You can make your own, which is the way many people do in Puglia. Here's a recipe to get you started: http://www.academiabarilla.com/italian-recipes/step-step-recipes/cartellate-cotto-fritters-cooked-wine.aspx

I would use a Primitivo for the red wine.

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cratecooking
cratecooking October 17, 2012

A nice concentrated, aged balsamic vinegar should do. I love using fig balsamic vinegar, too!

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Maedl
Maedl October 17, 2012

I agree, Susan--and was also thinking of mixing just a bit of honey or molasses into the balsamic to get that note of sweetness. I tasted some of the vincotto after I wrote my note above--if I had some molasses, I'd give it a try, but alas, no molasses where I live.

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Tarragon
Tarragon October 17, 2012

Mario Battalli has instructions for an amazing vino cotto in his recipe for Chicken Vino Cotto inthe Molto Mario cookbook. He tells us to reduce red wine (I think 4 1/2 C, any type of red wine), with honey, cinnamon sticks, and whole cloves. Reduce to 1/4 of original volume. You may be able to find the exact recipe and amounts online. This recipe is one of my all-time favorites.

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Deena Montillo
Deena Montillo October 22, 2012

Authentic vino cotto actually contains no vinegar and is made from 100% premium wine grapes. You may want to consider trying a vino cotto that my family produces. We follow my husband's 4th generation Italian family recipe from Calabria. http://vinocotto.us/

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piggy091385
piggy091385 June 25, 2013

Hi, i am branding and marketing agency for vincotto italy. Perhaps i can help you:

check out the link below:

http://luxuryartisancompany.com/2013/06/24/introduction-about-vincotto-products-from-italy/

if you need to purchase in large amount, you can talk to the vincotto manufacturer, otherwise, you might need to look for the distributor or retailer in your country...hope it helps, cheers!

Regards,

Luxury Artisan company

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