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  • COS was founded in 1980
  • 100% Grecanico
  • The wines of COS are consistently rated amongst the best natural wines in the world
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Golden-Yellow
Nose Very aromatic with lively white peach, honey and floral aromas
Palate Medium bodied, with lovely deep dried berry flavours. Elegant and nervy with fine tannins and fresh finish, there is real length to this wine, and good dry finish.
Food Pairing
Cellaring Ready, but will Keep
Notes Fermented on skins in terracotta amphorae
Variety Grecanico
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type None
Vintage 2016
Region Sicily
Country Italy
Sustainability Organic
Alcohol 11.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
Sicily
According to Greek legend, the god of wine Dionysus was the first to have planted a vineyard in Sicily; kick-starting the viticulture of the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It's one of the biggest wine producing regions in Italy with Veneto and Emilio Romagna the only two Italian regions that produce more. In all, the island has an impressive 134,000 hectares under vine although this area is shrinking year by year. This region produces a wide range of wines, both table and dessert wines and the grapes most famously grown there are the Nero d’Avola and Catorrato varietals. Nerello Mascalese is used to make the Etna Rosso DOC wine from the volcanic Mt Etna and Frappato is a the main grape of the Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG.



Sicily is blessed with the most favorable climate. The summers are hot and it hardly rains, and the winters are not that cold and frost is rare. The Mediterranean climate is ideal for growing wine grapes as the coastal winds drying out grapes overnight. Because of the warm and relatively dry climate, there are less risk of rot and mildew among the grapes, so chemical sprays are rarely used. The soil of Sicily is rocky and enriched with minerals that absorb the heat during the day and release it at night, which helps the grape vines maintain an even temperature while the air around it gets cooler.

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