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COS, Vittoria Rosso 2019

COS, Vittoria Rosso 2019

Country: France

Region: Sicily

Appellation: Vittoria

ABV: 12.5 %

Giusto Occhipinti of COS is a benchmark producer in the Vittoria appellation of Sicily, and certainly one of the most important and influential producers in all of Sicily if not Italy as a whole. The winery was founded in 1980 by three friends, Giambattista Cilia, Giusto Occhipinti, and Cirino Strano. The initials of their last names form the winery’s name.

60% Nero d’Avola, 40% Frappato di Vittoria. Estate grown. 25 year old vines.
Red clay soils with subalpine sands composed of limestone & silica. 230 meters elevation.
Spontaneous fermentation on the skins in concrete vats using indigenous yeasts. Aged in Slavonian oak botti for 18 months followed by 1 year in bottle before release.
Due to a now defunct regulation that required Cerasuolo di Vittoria to attain 13% Alc, the 2019 Cerasuolo was declassified because of only 12.5% Alc.

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