Homemade liquors

A perfect nocino wine (nociato)

Nocino wine

Nociato, or nocino wine, is a liqueur wine that you can obtain by second infusion of green walnuts, into white wine, mostly a pecorino.

A recipe typical from Abruzzo and in general the Appennines, nociato will make for a wonderful alternative to a “passito” to finish your meals in a classy way, but can be also slowly sipped to make your content creation funnier! In Italy we call this “vino da meditazione”… but meditation is not actually involved here, lol.

Nociato is also known as nocino wine, since it is a brilliant idea to give a second life to the walnuts, exhausted from the nocino preparation. You can read here how to make a wonderful nocino (I really mean it!). After filtering the nocino, in your glass jar you will still have a treasure… read below to understand how to take advantage of it!

And if you don’t have a large glass jar, I have found this one for you!

Homemade nociato (aka nocino wine)

Nociato is an almost unknown jem in Italian food tradition. Learn the best way to take advantage of your nocino preparation, to get a wonderful liqueur wine that will finish your meals in a classy way!
Prep Time15 minutes
Resting time15 days
Total Time15 days 15 minutes
Course: Liqueur wine
Cuisine: Abruzzese, Emiliana, Italian, Toscana
Keyword: End of meal, Nocino, Walnuts
Servings: 20 people
Calories: 70kcal
Author: Roberto


  • 1 strainer you can add a filter for coffee


  • 35 the exhausted walnuts from nocino preparation
  • 2 bottles pecorino wine another dry white wine (e.g. frascati) will work just fine



This is the easiest recipe you will ever find on this blog. It is more a “no waste” strategy than a proper recipe. But I can assure that the result is surprising, a great alternative to a “passito” wine to finish your meals. Enjoy!


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Buon appetito!

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  • Reply Michael Anderson 10/21/2022 at 1:43 PM

    This is excellent! Do you store the finished nociato in the refrigerator? And, about how long is it good for? First time making this, so I’m just curious.

    I also have a couple of bottles of nocino that are finished and hanging out for another month or two. Excited about those!

    • Reply Roberto 10/23/2022 at 9:08 AM

      hi Michael! no, I keep it in a fresh and dark closet, no need to refrigerate it. I still drink last year one and still good after about 10 months. Pretty excited too for my incoming nocino, 1 month still and I filter it, keep finger crossed 🙂
      Thanks for your comment, share with your friends who love Italian food if you feel so. Grazie!

      • Reply Michael 10/27/2022 at 9:41 PM

        Good to know! Thank you for the information. I am excited to try these soon. Cheers, and best wishes with this year’s nocino!

        • Reply Roberto 11/02/2022 at 10:08 AM

          thank you! fingers crossed 🙂

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