NAME OF WINE: Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico


NAME OF ESTATE/DOMAINE: Azienda Agricola COS


VINTAGE: 2016


ABV: 13%


NAME OF VIGNERON: Giusto Occhipinti and Giambattista Cilia

 

LOCATION: Vittoria, Sicily


GRAPE/BLEND: 60% Nero d’Avola, 40% Frappato di Vittoria

 

SUSTAINABLE/ORGANIC/BIODYNAMIC: Organic

 

CERTIFICATION: Suolo et Salute


ALLERGENS (EGGS AND/OR MILK): Neither used

 

TASTING NOTE: Brilliant ruby red colour, the nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of black cherry, blackberry and plum followed by aromas of raspberry, violet and tobacco.

The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and pleasing crispness, however balanced by alcohol, good body and intense flavours.

 

(LOCAL) FOOD RECOMMENDATION: Beef stews, casseroles or roast pork tenderloin

 

 

COS Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2016

£26.00Price
  • SHORT HISTORY: Azienda Agricola COS was founded in 1980 by three friends: Giambattista Cilia, Cirino Strange and Giusto Occhipinti. The acronym of their surnames (Cilia-Occhipinti-Strange) gives rise to the company's name.

    (MICRO)CLIMATE: The difference in altitude from the typical hilly area of Ragusa, causes milder temperatures, with a distinctly Mediterranean climate.

    TERROIR: Medium consistency, from sub-Appennine sands, of pliocenica origin and with limestone and silicius nature from fresh and compact clay layers and tufa limestone.

    VITICULTURE: Guyot and trellis with the fruits at 50cm above the ground.VINIFICATION:

    • Manual harvested

    • Fermentation in amphorae

    • Indigenous yeast

    • Ageing in Slavonian barrels

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