COS 2012 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico delle Fontane DOCG

COS 2012 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico delle Fontane DOCG

Item Number: 12685

UPC: 8-033749750112

Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Sub Region: Ragusa
Appellation/AVA: Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2012
Grape(s): 60% Nero d'Avola / 40% Frappato
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
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 delle Fontane bottling of COS Cerasuolo comes from the estate's best 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. COS Fontane ages in Slavonian oak botti for 24 months followed by two to three years in the bottle before release.

92+pts (2011 Vintage) Wine Advocate 12/30/2015
"The bouquet is clean and linear but also quite idiosyncratic. It shows wild berry, dried orange peel, wet earth and chopped herb. In the mouth, the wine is lean and polished although there are some bitter flavors at the end."

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 89 (8/6/2019)

    Red cherry, herbs and a hint of earth on the deep nose. Bright and fresh in the mouth with precise red cherry fruit flavors that are vibrant and complicated by earth and underbrush. Finishes long and juicy. A very good wine but you need to like the earthy note of macerated wines.