COS 2018 Frappato, Terre Siciliane IGP

COS 2018 Frappato, Terre Siciliane IGP

Item Number: 13179

UPC: 8-033749750600

Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Sub Region: Ragusa
Appellation/AVA: Terre Siciliane IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 100% Frappato
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Red soil of medium consistency; made up of subalpine sands composed of limestone and silica
Elevation: 230 meters
Case Production: 3,150

Vineyard Notes: The grapes are sourced from estate vineyards in Bastonaca, Vittoria. The average vine age is 15 years. Harvest is manual.

Vinification Notes: Spontaneous fermentation on the skins occurs with indigenous yeast for 10-15 days in concrete tanks. The COS Frappato matures for nine months in concrete followed by 3 months in bottle before release.

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 89 (8/6/2019)

    Floral red berries and aromatic herbs on the nose and in the mouth. Enters bright and juicy, then a little dilute in the middle, with a fresh floral red berry finish that is nicely persistent. A lovely easygoing red that strikes me as less concentrated and lighter-bodied than in the past.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 92+ (10/17/2019)

    This is one of the most interesting and expressive wines to come from the Vittoria area of Sicily. The 2018 Frappato is tonic and sharp, linear and direct. But don't assume that this is an easy wine: It reveals more depth and nuances than you might expect. What I love most about Frappato is that it always renders a naked, authentic and transparent expression. That frankness is here too, but the folks at COS have brilliantly added their own little tweaks with touches of balsam herb and bitter almond that appear randomly along the way. This wine is only aged in cement, no oak is used.