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COS 2018 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG, Sicily, Italy

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The true OG of Italian natural wine movemment - Azienda Agricola COS was founded in 1980 by three college friends: Giambattista Cilia,  Cirino Strano and Giusto Occhipinti. The acronym of their last names is where the name for the winery – COS – comes from.

Winemaker: Giusto Occhipinti.

Farming: Organic

Grape Varieties: Frappato di Vittoria 40%, Nero d’Avola 60%

Terroir: Vittoria, in South-Eastern Sicily. Planted 230m above sea level on red soil, medium consistency; formed of sub-alpine sands of Pliocene origin, of limestone - siliceous nature. Vines are average 25 years old. 

Vinification: Harvested the end of September into the first days of October, with spontaneous fermentation on the skins with indigenous yeasts, in concrete tanks and amphora. 

Aging: Slavonian barrels and bottle

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