Vino Cotto di Montillo is a naturally-sweet, healthy condiment and ingredient used in sweet or savory foods. Its smooth, delicious flavor hints of figs, plums, and raisins. Only premium wine grapes are used to make this vegan, gluten-free gourmet syrup! No additives. Due to the amount of wine grapes used to make just one bottle, the flavor is rich, so a little goes a long way. Finally, a sweetener that tastes great, is versatile, and also provides a natural source of energy and antioxidants that benefit your immune system.
Quickly turn your meals into culinary masterpieces with Vino Cotto gourmet syrup. It’s so good over baked ham, pork, beef, chicken, turkey, and wild game–even on salmon and shrimp. Bump up the flavor of your vegetables like string beans and Brussels sprouts. Don’t stop there…Top your favorite yogurt, ice cream, cheeses, and fruit like strawberries. Enhance baked desserts. Create tasty sauces, marinades, balsamic vinegar, and balsamic dressings, too!
For beer lovers, check this out! With just a drizzle of Vino Cotto, transform a glass of beer like Miller Lite into a refreshing lager-style beverage. With its flavors of plums and raisins and a balance between malt sweetness and hop bitterness, this amber beer is smooth as it passes over your tongue and gets better after each sip.
This authentic syrup is produced by Montillo Italian Foods following the Montillo family’s 4th generation recipe from Montepaone in Calabria, Italy. Experience this unique flavor from the past for yourself. Open a bottle and savor the flavor! You’ll be glad you did. Buon appetito!
What is Vino Cotto?
Vino Cotto di Montillo is an authentic, naturally-sweet cooked wine gourmet syrup with 0% alcohol and 0% vinegar. Its refined flavor hints of figs and plums, although it’s made from 100% premium wine grapes, nothing else.
Is it thick like honey or molasses? No. Vino cotto is more like a simple syrup, so it’s easy to work with and has a smooth taste and texture. If a thicker syrup is desired, simply reduce some over low heat. You’ll love its versatility!
Montillo Italian Foods is proud to be the first producer of vino cotto in the U.S., supporting Californian grape growers and their hard workers. To make our vino cotto, requires continuous climate control and significant time and labor. Its high quality seasonal ingredient, wine grapes, and the entire process of producing it make vino cotto unlike any other condiment or ingredient. As such, each vintage will have its own unique taste and texture.
A Healthy Choice!
Although Vino Cotto di Montillo is not certified gluten free, nut free, dairy free or seed free, the only ingredients in our cooked grape must syrup are wine grapes and their naturally-occurring sulfites. We do not add sulfites.
Vino cotto provides a healthy, natural source of energy and antioxidants to benefit your immune system. It is cholesterol free, contains no added sweeteners, artificial flavors, chemical colorants such as caramel coloring, nor any alcohol or vinegar. Yes, you can enjoy sweetness that’s both delicious and good for you! No wonder this versatile syrup, which dates back to biblical times, continues to enhance foods of all types.
The 5-Star Ingredient!
Use vino cotto as an ingredient or condiment in both sweet or savory dishes. Or, make your own balsamic vinegar as sweet or vinegary as you want it to taste. Balsamic vinegar? Absolutely! Vino cotto is that yummy sweet flavor you taste in condiment- grade balsamic vinegar and in fortified wines such as Marsala.
Simply add red wine vinegar to our vino cotto to easily make a healthy balsamic vinegar that’s better for you than certain I.G.P. brands of balsamic vinegar di Modena who add caramel coloring. With your homemade vinegar, prepare mouthwatering balsamic chicken, pork chops or tenderloin, glazed salmon, even asparagus, Brussels sprouts, carrots and string beans, to name a few. And, for an amazing balsamic vinaigrette, add some olive oil to your balsamic vinegar and drizzle some over your favorite salad combinations…So good!
Wine grapes and naturally-occurring sulfites.