Vino Cotto

Cooked Wine

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    1 quart

    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

  • About

An important ingredient in many southern Italian pastries and desserts, vino cotto is a type of preserve made from wine, grape juice, or even figs or prunes. Sometimes referred to as mosto cotto, the preserve may also be made from must, the freshly pressed juice of grapes drained off before the fermentation that would turn it into wine begins. The terms are used interchangeably, though, and whether made from wine or must, the preserve is commonly known as vino cotto.