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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.
A mouth-watering red, with a beautiful tapestry of aromas and flavours including ground coriander and star anise, cherry, bergamot, rose petal and smoky incense. The palate is elegant with fine tannins lending grip on the lasting finish.
Producer Azienda Agricola COS
Origin Vittoria, Sicily, Italy
Grapes 100% Nero d’Avola
Alcohol 11% ABV
Style Medium body natural red
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual harvest, fermented in cement tanks with indigenous yeast, aged in concrete tanks for 18-24 months
Notes Organic, unfiltred and unfined