COS, Frappato
Staff Pick

COS, Frappato - 2019

Item # 42169 750mL
$26.96/ Single Bottle
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$323.52 $291.17/ Case of 12
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Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.

Tasting Notes

Frappato from the Vittoria area of the island that was aged in concrete vats after a spontaneous fermentation. The fruit is dark yet accessible and makes for a great red wine to drink with a slight chill.

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Staff Pick Notes

The three friends who founded COS were regarded as the youngest winemakers of their generation in 1980. The winery follows biodynamic faming principles in order for the vines to maintain a balance with nature and express their true character and terroir. Eventually they also got rid of the most of their oak barrels and start using amphoras. Clay vessels have been used to ferment and age wine since ancient times. The COS name is now immediately associated with amphora wine from Sicily. COS Frappato is an excellent juicy, dark-fruited red that should be enjoyed slightly chilled. Pair with grilled asparagus, octopus, or vegetable lasagna.

- DK

About the Producer

Giambattista Cilia, Giusto Occhipinti and Cirano Strano Sicily, Italy Azienda Agricola COS was founded in 1980 by Giambattista Cilia, Giusto Occhipinti and Cirino Strano. These three old school friends started out making wines for pleasure and ended up transforming the future of Sicilian wine. COS is an acronym of their partnership. The trio made quite a splash when the company debuted; they...

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