• Frappato Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2018 (BIO)

      Frappato Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2018 (BIO)

      Dense, rich frappato with an intense sweet cherry bouquet and a hint of mint. Excellent structure, elegant and well balanced on the palate. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright red. 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." Vinous

      • Vinous:89 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Frappato
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: cement tank
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 52 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,12
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Food Recommendations: meat dishes
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-004
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      19182318 ·  0,75 l · 21,57 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      16,18 €
    • Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG 2016 (BIO)

      Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG 2016 (BIO)

      Wonderful scent of dark wild cherries. Dense but not heavy on the palate, long and pure with complex subtle fruit aromas. A sensual and joyful wine, 60 percent Nero d'Avola from oak barrels and 40 percent Frappato matured in a glazed cement basin. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep red. 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." Vinous

      • Slow Wine:Vino Slow
      • Vinous:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Nero d'Avola, 40% Frappato
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: oak barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,68 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,45 g/l
      • Sulfite: 75 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,42
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Food Recommendations: meat dishes
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-004
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      19182116 · 0,75 l · 25,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      19,40 €
    • "Pithos" Rosso (anfora) Vittoria DOC 2017 (BIO)

      “Pithos” Rosso (anfora) Vittoria DOC 2017 (BIO)

      Pithos Rosso was fermented spontaneously in the amphora and is an embodiment of liveliness, freshness and elegance. In the bouquet dried cherries, some leather and spices. On the palate it is then young and fresh, lively and yet highly fragile. A handcrafted and highly unusual red wine, which embodies the gentle biodynamics to 100%. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright red. Perfumed aromas of violet, rose and red berries. Then saline and savory herbs complement red berry flavors boasting very good inner-mouth perfume if not mind-boggling concentration or complexity. Closes long and mineral." Vinous

      • Vinous:89 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Nero d'Avola, 40% Frappato
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: terracotta amphora
      • Development: amphora
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,75 g/l
      • Sulfite: 75 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Food Recommendations: meat dishes
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-004
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      19182217 · 0,75 l · 25,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,40 €
    • "Aestas Siciliae No. 6" Moscato Passito 2014 dolce (BIO)

      “Aestas Siciliae No. 6” Moscato Passito 2014 dolce (BIO)

      This delicious Moscato is a floral-sweet and complex dessert wine. Its typical Moscato aromas are carried by honey, dried fruit, caramel and a hint of musk. On the palate it is creamy and dense, with a precisely dosed acidity that gives it a lot of freshness. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A Moscato Bianco Passito, the 2014 Aestas Siciliae N. 6 (packaged in a 375-milliliter bottle) opens to a slightly veiled appearance that looks vaguely like apple cider, the fleshy kind, with copper and light brown highlights. This is a challenging wine for a critic like me, and the smartest approach I can adopt is to abandon myself to the glass. I say challenging because the wine is very unconventional, but it delivers a beautiful succession of feelings and tastes that make you appreciate the philosophy that went into creating such a special gem. This is a dessert wine (that is not too sweet). It speaks of Sicily and of the very special people who drive the winemaking program at COS. The wine is reflective of their enormous attention and care, but it also shows a touch of folly at the same time." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Moscato
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-004
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      19180414 · 0,375 l · 69,92 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping10 units available

      26,22 €
    • "Aestas Siciliae No. 5" Bianco s.a. dolce

      “Aestas Siciliae No. 5” Bianco s.a. dolce

      This delicious Moscato is a floral-sweet and complex dessert wine. Its typical Moscato aromas are carried by honey, dried fruit, caramel and a hint of musk. On the palate it is creamy and dense, with a precisely dosed acidity that gives it a lot of freshness. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The NV Aestas Siciliae N. 5 (375 ml) is a precious and delicious dessert wine that is only at the beginning of a long life. This fifth edition of the wine opens to a saturated amber color with copper highlights. The ambient light cuts through the thick liquid mass with brilliant highlights. The bouquet shows divine intensity with candied fruit, brown sugar, caramel, honey and sun-dried apricot. The wine boasts opulent thickness and long persistence. Aestas Siciliae N. 5 stays on the palate for many long minutes. This wine has many decades of life to give." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:96 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Moscato
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      19180400 · 0,375 l · 69,92 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

      26,22 €
    • "Delle Fontane" Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG 2014

      “Delle Fontane” Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG 2014

      Cerasuolo delle Fontane from a single vineyard of the same name is a beguiling light ruby red wine with the subtle scent of dark cherries, followed on the palate by currants, hints of tar, suede and a well-dosed measure of Amarena cherry. Salty-mineral, never-ending finish. In its entirety highly elegant and packed with the COS own noble restraint. Burgundian large and a lighthouse of appellation! SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2012 vintage received the following awards:

      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Nero d'Avola, 40% Frappato
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: oak barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,88 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,65 g/l
      • Sulfite: 72 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,39
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027
      • Food Recommendations: meat dishes
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      19182814 · 0,75 l · 45,36 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      34,02 €
    About the winemakers
    COS
    Sicily
    COS

    Actually, they had already taken up the profession of architect. But after Giambattista (Titta) Cilia and Giusto Occhipinti were given a vineyard at a young age and began to put their passion for fine wines on a professional basis, new perspectives opened up for the two friends. The name of their winery, located in southeastern Sicily in Vittoria near Ragusa, is made up of the initials of the surnames of its founders. Pinuccia Strano was originally one of the pioneers. In 1985, however, after five years with the company, she left the project, which had initially been started on a whim, to pursue a career as a doctor. Following the acquisition of the Villa Fontane and Villa Brunnen estates with additional vineyards and a series of experiments on biodynamic cultivation principles, the COS winery has long been regarded as a model for ecological viticulture characterised by uncompromising striving for quality and great enthusiasm.

    The grapes are made from local grape varieties such as Nero d'Avola and Frappato, prepared in a modern cellar, are exceptional wines from the lateral entrants who are always open to innovation and avoid fashions and common habits. They are fresh, full of finesse, purist and cool. Thus the wine style of the adventurous winegrowers Occhipinti and Cilia is rather atypical for such a hot region as Sicily. The gently, slowly and without manipulation developed plants of COS do not only stand for great drinking pleasure, but also impressively prove that typicality beside the terroir can be very strongly influenced by the viticultural and cellar economic influence of people.

    In addition to the meticulously cultivated vineyards, a splendid storage area consisting of 150 Spanish amphorae, each with a capacity of 400 litres, is particularly worth mentioning. It is located in the wine cellar of the Villa Brunnen, which dates from the 19th century and was restored in 2007. The vinification of wines in ancient terracotta containers - such as the pithos in the Azienda Agricola COS - was not permitted in Italy for a long time, but was quite common in earlier times. According to the landowners, their decision in favour of Spanish amphorae is not ideological, but exclusively ethical.

    Should the winegrowers Cilia and Occhipinti ever work as architects again for a living, then they would prefer to pursue the profession they originally learned in connection with their passion for wine - for example by developing an architecture that goes well with fine wines. SUPERIORE.DE

    "After almost playful beginnings more than three decades ago, Giusto Occhipinti and Titta Cilia have long been among the leading representatives of their guild. Open to new ideas, they turned their business into a kind of talent factory that is always good for surprises."Gambero Rosso

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1980
    • Owners: Giusto Occhipinti and Giambattista Cilia
    • Annual production: approx. 160,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 30 hectares
    • Organic, partly biodynamic cultivation