COS 2022 Frappato, Terre Siciliane IGP
Item Number: 18609
Sub Region: Ragusa
Appellation/AVA: Terre Siciliane IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Frappato
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Red soil of medium consistency; made up of subalpine sands composed of limestone and silica
Elevation: 230 meters
Vineyard Notes: The grapes are sourced from estate vineyards in Vittoria. The average vine age is 15 years. Harvest is manual. The winery is certified organic but also practices biodynamic principles.
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.
Featured in Newcity Resto 11/24/2021
"Traveling south to Sicily, we arrive at an island most famous for Mount Etna, the volcano that overlooks the Italian coast. With this you get volcanic soil, porous with great drainage, and grapes with unique qualities. COS is the project of benchmark Sicilian producer Giusto Occhipinti, whose family has made several fantastic wines that have been pulling more attention to this region of winemaking since the 1980s. Frappato itself is the lesser-known grape of Sicily compared to the more popular Nero d’Avola. COS Frappato is light in structure and bright in flavor. Like taking a handful of berries, this wine is full of cranberry, strawberry and raspberry. This is the perfect patio wine, and it can be enjoyed with a light chill, the perfect solution for those who enjoy white wine dishes but are red wine drinkers."