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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.
Amber-gold in colour, enchanting perfume of clover honey, jasmine and apricot blossom, vibrant and fresh on the palate with a gentle phenolic grip of apple-and-peach-skin, dried spice and honeydew notes mingling.
Producer Azienda Agricola COS
Origin Marsala, Sicily, Italy
Grapes Zibbibo (Moscato d'Alessandria)
Alcohol 10.5% ABV
Style Full body well structured white
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual harvest, macerated for a minimum of 6 months on skins in terracotta amphorae, spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeast, undergoes full malolactic fermentation.
Notes Organic, unfiltred and unfined