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Cerasuolo di Vittoria Cos - Buon Vino Natural Wines
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Cerasuolo di Vittoria Cos 2014

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Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country Italy Italian
Region Sicily, Italy
Producer Cos
Vintage 2014
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend 60% Nero d'Avola, 40% Frappato
Alcohol 13%
Terroir Production zone and city: area of Bastonaca, Vittoria (RG) South-East Sicily | Vineyards facing: South-East | Soil type: medium consistency; formed of subalpine sands of Pliocene origin, of limestone-silicaceous nature, interwoven with compact strata of f
Total Sulphur Level 67 mg/l
Maturation Length of ageing: 18 to 24 months
Production Detail Biodynamic
Special Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan
Decanter Specialist Organic Wine Retailer 2017 Winner


Cerasuolo di Vittoria was the first Sicilian wine to be given DOCg status (that is denominazione di origine controllata e garantita, quite a mouthful). At that time, there weren't many DOCg, about 25, but nowadays there are over 70 and counting. Once again it makes a mockery of an appellation system, I mean how many wines will end up being DOCg? As we all know, it is much better to know your producer than know your appellation! Anyway, that said, Cerasuolo is still pretty good and Cos is one of the best. It was started by Giusto Occhipinti with two classmates back in the early 1980s. On a shoestring budget, the three friends vinified the grapes from their parents' vineyards. They went on a journey that led them from oak to concrete to amphorae and from modernism to non-interventionist wine making. Now they are well established as one of Sicily's leading exponents of biodynamic production and make wines of freshness and aromatic expression. The Cerasuolo is black cherry, blackberry and plum followed by aromas of raspberry, blueberry, carob, violet, tobacco and vanilla. The mouth follows the nose, a slightly tannic attack and pleasing crispness, however balanced by alcohol, good body and intense flavours. The wine is good young but also ages very well, becoming more leathery and savoury with age.

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    I came across this producer while studying about orange wines and amphorae methods and I was raving about trying one of their mouthwatering wines. We bought a bottle for Christmas 2 years ago and, well, it didn't disappoint us 2 years ago nor this Christmas. It's absolutely delicious, very smooth, with a final kick of tobacco and warmth. Full of plum jam and cherries, it's very easy drinking, despite its 13% and full body. Definitely a go-to wine with beef on Christmas day or why not with sausage and mash! Highly recommended!

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