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Vino Cotto (Cooked Wine)

January 12, 2013
1 Ratings
  • Serves 1 cup
Author Notes

So, I'm trying to touch some roots here and play more with Italian food.
I was looking for something a bit different but a taste people would know and remember. This would be very similar to a balsamic reduction as well. Vino Cotto meaning cooked wine. Red Wine reduced down, with mulling spices.
Lets get to it then! —Matthew White

What You'll Need
  • 6 cups Red Wine " Sweet one"
  • 1 Star aniese
  • 2 juniper berries
  • 1 Cinimon Stick
  • 1 clove
  • 10 peppercorns
  • 2 cups Granulated suger
  1. Place all in a sauce pot, the reduce till 75% you are looking of a think syrup like texture. run threw a strainer and let cool.
  2. *TIP* take a spoon of the vino cotto and a chilled plate, spread it. and see if its to your liking. hope you enjoy, and Keep Cooking! Matt

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2 Reviews

Deena M. January 17, 2013
This sounds delicious, but authentic vino cotto is made purely with grape must, no other ingredients.
Matthew W. January 12, 2013
Make a great Butter sauce as well just warm up in a pot the mount your butter in and you'll have a Vino Cotto butter sauce