COS 2015 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG

COS 2015 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG

Item Number: 12684

UPC: 8-033749750600

Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Sub Region: Ragusa
Appellation/AVA: Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2015
Grape(s): 60% Nero d'Avola / 40% Frappato
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Red with subalpine sands and limestone with layers of clay and calcareous tufa
Elevation: 230 meters asl

Vineyard Notes: The COS Cerasuolo comes from estate parcels in Fontane where the winery is located. The average vine age is 25 years. Harvest is manual.

Vinification Notes: Spontaneous fermentation on the skins occurs in concrete tanks with indigenous yeast. The wine ages in Slavonian oak botti for 18 months followed by one year in the bottle before release.

91pts (2016 Vintage) Vinous 8/6/2019
"Spicy nuances to the bright red cherry and floral perfume. Then fresh but dense with stony nuances to the herb and red/dark fruit flavors. Finishes long with tarry elements."

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 92 (12/28/2018)

    The 2015 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico is a bright, almost glossy expression that delivers pure and elegant fruit. This estate stands out for the elegant and finessed approach bestowed on these two unruly and spirited Sicilian native varieties. COS shows a deft hand in the cellar. This mid-weight red wine is brilliant, buoyant, fresh and lasting.
  • Vinous
    Rating: 92 (8/6/2019)

    Very fragrant aromas of red cherry, blueberry, licorice, and spices. Sweet and soft on entry, then nicely stuffed with energetic fruit in the middle (this is both richer and deeper than the 2015 Pithos Rosso). The broad finish features some peppery nuances.