Azienda Agricola COS was founded in 1980 by three friends: Giambattista Cilia, Giusto Occhipinti and Cirino Strange. The acronym of their surnames (Cilia-Occhipinti-Strange) gives rise to the company's name. On a shoestring budget, the three friends vinified the grapes from their parents’ vineyards. Throughout the 80s they sought to resurrect Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Nero d’Avola and Frappato) a previously maligned and underappreciated wine. The journey has taken them away from oak, to cement, and finally into amphora in order to obtain the most aromatic expression of the wines. In 2005 Cerasuolo di Vittoria was upgraded to DOCG status, thanks in part, no doubt, to their pioneering work.
Light ruby red wine with subtle aromas of dark cherries, currants, marzipan and rose petals. Fresh cherry and plum flavours on the palate with good volume and a salty-mineral, never-ending finish. Highly elegant.
Producer Azienda Agricola COS
Origin Vittoria, Sicily, Italy
Grapes 60% Nero d’Avola, 40% Frappato di Vittoria
Alcohol 13% ABV
Style Full body elegant natural red
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual harvest, fermented in terracotta amphora on skins with indigenous yeast, aged in Slavonian barrels
Notes Organic, unfiltred and unfined