The Culinary Magic

Indulge in Culinary Brilliance with Vino Cotto: Elevate Your Dishes to Extraordinary Heights!

Unlock the Exquisite Flavor of Vino Cotto to Unleash Your Inner Chef.

The Culinary Magic

Indulge in Culinary Brilliance with Vino Cotto: Elevate Your Dishes to Extraordinary Heights!

Unlock the Secrets of Gourmet Flavors and Unleash Your Inner Chef with Vino Cotto's Exquisite Syrup.

About Vino Cotto

What is Vino Cotto?

Vino Cotto di Montillo is an exquisite condiment and ingredient that is alcohol free. Its original use dates back to ancient Roman times and was called defrutum. Like today, it was used throughout the Mediterranean as a natural sweetener. It’s crafted from 100% premium wine grapes.

This unique specialty food item requires a rigorous, costly process of temperature control to prevent it from turning into wine. Through our meticulous, small batch method of cooking and reducing the grape must (mosto cotto in Italian), it develops a unique flavor profile that delights the senses. With hints of grapes, figs, plums, and raisins, Vino Cotto offers a refined and versatile taste that elevates a wide range of dishes.

Unlike other sweeteners, every 8 oz. (227.3 mL) bottle of Vino Cotto di Montillo is free of any preservatives, additives, artificial flavors, colorants, and sweeteners. It provides a healthier alternative, delivering a natural source of energy, polyphenols, flavanols, and antioxidants that contribute to your overall well-being.

Its smooth texture and simple syrup consistency make it easy to work with–a delightful addition to both sweet and savory recipes. It’s not thick like honey or molasses, but to thicken it just reduce it over low heat.

Whether it’s used as a marinade or glaze, drizzled over roasted meats, cheeses, and fruits, to enhance the flavors of vegetables, or incorporated into delectable sauces and desserts, Vino Cotto transforms ordinary dishes into extraordinary culinary masterpieces your family and friends will enjoy.

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Our History

Experience the Authenticity of Montillo Italian Foods

For over 100 years, the Montillo family has perfected the art of crafting homemade wine and Vino Cotto in the beautiful town of Montepaone, Calabria, Italy. Guided by a deep appreciation for their Italian heritage, husband and wife team, Greg (Gregorio) and Deena Montillo embarked on a mission to share their family's culinary legacy with the world. In October 2008, they founded Montillo Italian Foods, becoming the pioneers of authentic Vino Cotto production in the United States.

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BENEFITS OF VINO COTTO

Unleash Your Culinary Creativity
With Vino Cotto

Experience the multitude of benefits that Vino Cotto brings to your culinary endeavors:

Exquisite Flavor

Indulge your taste buds with Vino Cotto's refined flavor profile, featuring delightful hints of grapes, figs, plums, and raisins. Crafted from 100% premium wine grapes, this gourmet syrup delivers a sophisticated taste that elevates your dishes to new heights.

Versatile & Easy to Use

Vino Cotto's smooth texture and simple syrup consistency make it a breeze to work with. Whether you're drizzling it over baked ham, pork, beef, chicken, or wild game, or enhancing the flavor of your favorite vegetables, fruits, yogurt, or desserts, Vino Cotto effortlessly complements a wide range of dishes.

Healthy and Natural

Unlike many sweeteners on the market, Vino Cotto is a healthier choice. Made solely from wine grapes, it contains no preservatives, additives, artificial flavors, colorants, or sweeteners. Embrace a natural source of energy, polyphenols, flavanols, and antioxidants that benefit your autoimmune system, while relishing the sweetness that's both delicious and good for you.

Enhances a Variety of Foods

The versatility of Vino Cotto knows no bounds. Vino Cotto is used as a condiment and ingredient. From savory dishes like meats and seafood to sweet treats like yogurt, ice cream, and cakes, this gourmet syrup effortlessly elevates the flavors of your favorite foods. Use it to create delectable sauces, marinades, balsamic vinegar glazes, and salad dressings, and explore new dimensions of taste.

Craft Your Own Balsamic Vinegar

Easily create your own balsamic vinegar by adding Vino Cotto di Montillo to your favorite red wine vinegar. Start with equal parts of each ingredient then adjust to taste. Mix well to emulsify the ingredients before serving.

👉🏻 1/2 cup Vino Cotto di Montillo
👉🏻 1/4 cup classic or extra virgin olive oil*
👉🏻 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
👉🏻 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt (optional)

In a salad dressing bottle, add the ingredients and adjust each to taste. Add more vino cotto for a sweeter, smoother flavor. Cover and shake well before drizzling over salads and vegetables or use as a delicious marinade.

Yields: 1 cup (8 oz.)

*Classic olive oil has a light, mild taste.  Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is full bodied with natural bitter qualities to it.

Embrace The Multitude Of Benefits That Vino Cotto Brings To Your Culinary Repertoire. Let Its Exquisite Flavor, Versatility, And Health-Conscious Qualities Inspire Your Creativity In The Kitchen. Elevate Your Dishes To New Heights With This Exceptional Gourmet Syrup.