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Cos Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2018

Cos Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico

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/ 0.75 L btl

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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.0%

The wine

Cerasuolo di Vittoria is the emblematic wine of Cos, the winery belonging to Giusto Occhipinti and Giambattista Cilia, and offers one of the best interpretations of this denomination. Made from the Nero d'Avola (60%) and Frappato (40%) varieties, the first grape ages in oak barrels and the second in concrete tanks. The result is a rich wine, yet delightfully smooth, expressive and vibrant. In the glass it appears a deep ruby-red colour and emanates equally profound aromas: dried flowers, red fruits, spices, damp earth, on a background of bushes and Mediterranean undergrowth. An intense, precise, refined and elegant bouquet.

On the palate, it comes over as uniform, supple, light, and graceful. Flavoursome and invigorating, it offers a great variety of notes which highlight flowers again, forest fruits and pipe tobacco. Rounded, and in extremely good condition, it has a long persistence with hints of almonds.

Velvety and well-balanced, a tremendously appealing and irresistible wine.

What does this wine taste like?

Ruby red
Higly aromatic / Rosa appassita / Macchia mediterranea / Black pepper
Morbido / Balanced / Leggiadro / Expressive

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

Pasta all'amatriciana / Filetto di tonno in crosta / Oven-cooked chicken / Arrosticini

Ratings and awards

201693 PK
201592 PK
201494+ PK
201391 PK
PK: Parker

Customer reviews

17 reviews

The winery

Azienda Agricola Cos

Founded in 1980 by Giambattista Cilia, Cirino Strano and Giusto Occhipinti, three friends who wanted to look back at what had once been their ancestors' business, the Winery takes its name from the acronym of their surnames. Cos has completely changed Cerasuolo di Vittoria with the adoption biodynamic viticulture principles to allow the wine to express the depth and character of the soil. As Pioneers and dreamers, from 1980 the three founders embarked on a road of uncompromised...