COS 2018 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG, Sicily, Italy
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.
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