Azienda Agricola COS

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Frappato Nero d'Avola

9.0157 ratings
9.045 pro ratings
Vittoria, Sicily, Italy
Nero d'Avola, Frappato
Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Beef, Tomato-Based, Lamb, Venison, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Pork
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Aromas of Cherry earth and mineral. Barely medium weight on the palate with light Tannins. These wines are designed to be drunk from vintage to about 5 years. No point in further cellaring - a fabulous food wine.

Aromas of Cherry earth and mineral. Barely medium weight on the palate with light Tannins. These wines are designed to be drunk from vintage to about 5 years. No point in further cellaring - a fabulous food wine.

Jun 16th, 2019
Bob McDonald

Mid crimson in colour. Nose of cherry and other red fruits. On the palate barely medium weight. More red fruits on the palate with a savoury twist. Fresh and juicy texture with supple fine Tannins. No need for further cellaring. 60% Nero d’Avola, 40% Frappato. Made for food.

Mid crimson in colour. Nose of cherry and other red fruits. On the palate barely medium weight. More red fruits on the palate with a savoury twist. Fresh and juicy texture with supple fine Tannins. No need for further cellaring. 60% Nero d’Avola, 40% Frappato. Made for food.

May 27th, 2018
Ben Brenner

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Feb 13th, 2018
Bob McDonald

Mid Ruby and initially not giving much on the nose. After a while in decanter and vigorous swirling barnyard and red cherry notes showing its “natural wine” origins. Very savoury on the light to medium weight palate. 8 years is about the maximum for a naturally made wine in my experience. Visited this winery in Sicily several years ago and saw their earthenware pots (amphorae)in the ground where the wine is fermented and sits on skins.

Mid Ruby and initially not giving much on the nose. After a while in decanter and vigorous swirling barnyard and red cherry notes showing its “natural wine” origins. Very savoury on the light to medium weight palate. 8 years is about the maximum for a naturally made wine in my experience. Visited this winery in Sicily several years ago and saw their earthenware pots (amphorae)in the ground where the wine is fermented and sits on skins.

1 person found it helpfulApr 8th, 2020
Austin Ferrari

Wine Director Hillside Supper Club

9.0

Always a favorite from the Sicilian soil!

Always a favorite from the Sicilian soil!

1 person found it helpfulSep 25th, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

Nero d'Avola and Frappato in roughly equal measure aged in clay amphora. Cherry as the name indicates indeed, as well as strawberry immediately and currants with 2 or so hours of air. A lot of floral notes up front reminded me of Barolo, especially with the mineral notes and the silky, but firm tannins. This is the best wine in a while for me from Sicily not from Mt. Etna. I am looking forward to trying more from COS and Occhipinti who is the "O" in #COS. #sicily #frappato #cerasuolo #docg #amphora

Nero d'Avola and Frappato in roughly equal measure aged in clay amphora. Cherry as the name indicates indeed, as well as strawberry immediately and currants with 2 or so hours of air. A lot of floral notes up front reminded me of Barolo, especially with the mineral notes and the silky, but firm tannins. This is the best wine in a while for me from Sicily not from Mt. Etna. I am looking forward to trying more from COS and Occhipinti who is the "O" in #COS. #sicily #frappato #cerasuolo #docg #amphora

1 person found it helpfulAug 28th, 2015
Thomas Epps

Thin, uninspired on its own. Perked up a little bit with food

Thin, uninspired on its own. Perked up a little bit with food

1 person found it helpfulAug 19th, 2015
Bob McDonald

Mid Crimson. Aromas of Cherries, Herbs, Almonds with Earthy Minerality. Barely medium weight on the palate. Medium minus intensity- totally designed to accompany food like most Italian Wine.

Mid Crimson. Aromas of Cherries, Herbs, Almonds with Earthy Minerality. Barely medium weight on the palate. Medium minus intensity- totally designed to accompany food like most Italian Wine.

Apr 5th, 2017
Chris Lucchese

I can't say enough about this wine. Just so light yet dense with flavor. My goodness. This is a delicate yet crazy complex wine. All of the red fruits and some blue! Tons of minerality and funk. Absolutely delicious.

I can't say enough about this wine. Just so light yet dense with flavor. My goodness. This is a delicate yet crazy complex wine. All of the red fruits and some blue! Tons of minerality and funk. Absolutely delicious.

Jan 14th, 2017
Michael Housewright

Writer/Photographer Wine Enthusiast Magazine

9.3

One of the best examples of this gorgeous appellation.

One of the best examples of this gorgeous appellation.

Mar 27th, 2016