COS 2011 'Contrada' Sicilia IGT

COS 2011 'Contrada' Sicilia IGT

Item Number: 12686

UPC: 8-033749750068

Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Sub Region: Ragusa
Appellation/AVA: Sicilia IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2011
Grape(s): 100% Nero d'Avola
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 wine is produced from 50-year-old Nero d'Avola grapes sourced from estate vineyards in the area of Bastonaca in the Vittoria region of Sicily. Harvest is manual.

Vinification: Spontaneous fermentation on the skins occurs in concrete with indigenous yeast. The wine ages in large Slavonian oak for 24 months followed by two to three years in the bottle before release.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 93 (12/28/2018)

    Nero d'Avola rarely gets this good (and in such a natural state). The excellent 2011 Sicilia Contrada gives us a beautiful window onto the grape most closely associated with the Sicilian Wine Renaissance that we've seen these past 20 years or so. Wine styles have obviously changed over all those years, and COS always embraces an elegant and streamlined approach that is perfectly displayed here. It's been seven years since the harvest, and this wine is still ever-fresh and youthful.
  • Vinous
    Rating: 94 (8/6/2019)

    Fresh, ripe, concentrated red cherry aromas and flavors are complicated by sweet spices, minerals and herbs. Finishes long and clean with repeating floral perfume and polished if still youthful tannins that will need time to resolve fully. An outstanding red, not marred by any notes of excessive maceration. Made from Nero d’Avola.