Vittoria RG, Italy (Sicily)
Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico
Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG
60% Nero d'Avola, 40% Frappato
An iconic wine from one of the most influential producers in Sicily. The Cerasuolo Classico is characterized by bright, wild red fruits, energetic and complex with great structure. With time the wine relaxes to express smoked herbs, dried flowers, and leathery tobacco. A medium bodied wine with nuanced tannins that develop with age. This wine captures the life and essence of southeastern Sicily with freshness.
POINTS OF INTEREST
COS was started by 3 friends fresh outta high school in 1980. With idealistic views on farming and a natural approach to winemaking, the goal was to express terroir and the true identity of their region. COS has helped shape the way we think about wine over the last 4 decades. Certified organic with biodynamic principles, this benchmark wine, Cerasuolo di Vittoria, received DOCG status in 2005, the first and only DOCG in Sicily.
Terre Siciliane IGP
An exciting indigenous grape from Sicily, Frappato will have it's moment in the sun with the current demand for easy drinking, light bodied wines with captivating flavor. The tart red fruits of cherry and strawberry are vibrant and aromatic with low tannins and fresh acidity. Very easy to drink, this wine is for fans of Burgundy, Beaujolais, Willamette, and Garnacha. It navigates the warm temperatures of Sicily with aplomb.
POINTS OF INTEREST
The sandy limestone soils of the Vittoria area in Sicily are ideal for making aromatic and lively wines. The COS winery farms over 12 hectares of this exciting grape. Certified organic with biodynamic principles, look no further for a premium example of Frappato. Like Grenache Garnacha, this grape retains acidity and freshness even in the hottest of vintages. Native yeast fermentation and concrete aging help maintain the natural character.