NAME OF WINE: Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico
NAME OF ESTATE/DOMAINE: Azienda Agricola COS
NAME OF VIGNERON: Giusto Occhipinti and Giambattista Cilia
LOCATION: Vittoria, Sicily
GRAPE/BLEND: 60% Nero d’Avola, 40% Frappato di Vittoria
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
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:
Fermentation in amphorae
Ageing in Slavonian barrels
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