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.
Aromatic with white peach, honey and floral aromas. The palate is medium bodied with deep dried berry flavours. Elegant with fine tannins and fresh finish, there is real length to this wine, and a good dry finish.
Producer Azienda Agricola COS
Origin Marsala, Sicily, Italy
Alcohol 11.5% ABV
Style Full body well structured white
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual harvest, fermented in terracotta amphora on skins (macerated for 7 months) with indigenous yeast, aged in amphora.
Notes Organic, unfiltred and unfined