Organic producer who has adopted some biodynamic principles. Amphora with native yeast. This is a combination of 60% Nero d'Avola and 40% Frappato. The nose shows a hit of clay spice with cranberry, cherry, light earth, and some minerality. The palate is light to moderate in weight with minerals & clay giving way to cranberry and some cherry notes. D&M Tasting Notes
Giusto Occhipinti of COS is a benchmark producer in the Vittoria appellation of Sicily, and certainly one of the most important, influential, producers in all of Sicily if not Italy as a whole. The winery was founded in 1980 by three friends, Giambattista Cilia, Giusto Occhipinti, and Cirino Strano. The initials of their last names form the winery’s name.
The winery itself dates back to the 1880’s during a period in which there was huge demand for Sicilian wines. Phylloxera had already devastated many of the world’s top wine growing regions but it had not yet reached the island. Sicily has a long history of winemaking, dating back to the 8th century BCE when the Greeks first planted grapes in the eastern part of the Island. It is only more recently though that true top quality wines and winemaking have arrived there. It was through the hard work and dedication of producers such as COS who showed the potential of Sicily’s terroir and drew attention to the island, especially its ability to produce complex, pure and fresh wines, despite its location at the very southern tip of Italy. Importer Notes
COS 2018 Pithos Rosso
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- SKU #: 9109