Grape Variety: 60% Nero d’Avola & 40% Frappato
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 16 – 18 °C
Alcohol Level: 13%
- Organic & Biodynamic Wine -
The COS Cerasuolo di Vittoria, a 60/40 blend of two indigenous varieties, Nero d’Avola and Frappato, possesses the appearance, aromatics and palate of a wine with cooler origin than Sicily’s south-east, such as Piedmont or Burgundy. Sicilian it is, however, and it is an excellent representation of its type, with alluring aromatics and an elegant red-fruit infused palate.
Azienda Agricola COS was founded in 1980 by Giambattista Cilia, Giusto Occhipinti and Cirino Strano. Three friends who wanted to go over what had once been the work of their ancestors. The acronym of their surnames (Cilia-Occhipinti-Strano) gives rise to the name of the company, still a partnership. In 1980, the youngest winemakers in Italy.
They have received in rent from Joseph Cilia, Titta's father, the old family winery and the vineyard sapling of 3.60.40 hectares in the historic town of Bastonaca. On October 5, harvested the first vintage that will produce 1470 bottles.
The company follows the principles of biodynamic viticulture to the vineyard to help find and keep balance in harmony with nature and the wine to express the character of its soils.
They began to use clay anphoras. Material that does not give any characteristic flavour. The first jars come from Spain in September 2000. Pithos born, a Cerauolo of Victoria, fully fermented and aged in amphoras. It's the beginning of a project that will lead to a definitive move away from the Cos conventional production , showing the true Cos Style.
After completing the restoration of Fontane buindings, they trasferred the head office there in 2003.
The rural buinding also hold the Business Resort open for COS's friends all over the world.
|Producer||Azienda Agricola C.O.S|
|Serving Temperature||16 - 18 °C|
|Grape Variety||60% Nero d’Avola & 40% Frappato|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Wine Spectator||90 Points|
|Wine Enthusiast||91 Points|