• "Nero di Lupo" Rosso Terre Siciliane IGP 2019 (BIO)

      “Nero di Lupo” Rosso Terre Siciliane IGP 2019 (BIO)

      Nero di Lupo is - in contrast to many other pure Nero d'Avola wines - a fresh and rather light wine, but no less interesting. In the nose it has an intense aroma of sour cherries and herbs. The light, friendly taste is extremely fruity, lively and silky. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Robert Parker:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nero d'Avola
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: cement tank
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 10,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,95 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,62 g/l
      • Sulfite: 35 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,24
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Food Recommendations: veal, risotto, mildly seasoned terrines
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-004
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19182419 · 0,75 l · 20,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      15,50 €
    • Frappato Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2019 (BIO)

      Frappato Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2019 (BIO)

      Dense, rich frappato with an intense bouquet of sweet cherries and a touch of mint. Excellently structured, elegant and well balanced on the palate. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Robert Parker:92+ points
      • Vinous:89 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Frappato
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: cement tank
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 11,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,40 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,35 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,78 g/l
      • Sulfite: 49 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,17
      • Closure: natural cork
      • 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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      19182319 · 0,75 l · 21,96 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      16,47 €
    • "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%. Be sure to air it sufficiently before enjoying it! 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

      "Immediately open and generous from the start, the 2017 Vittoria Pithos Rosso does not need much coaxing before it releases its pretty aromas of wild berry, rose hip, pressed violet and moist earth. This vintage is contained, considering the heat and dryness of the growing season with a lovely sense of elegance and deep inner poise. That pretty floral signature is especially defining in this vintage. It's almost as if the warm year has produced even greater elegance and finer lines. It's counterintuitive for sure, but the results are there. This is a real treat. Serve it alongside some chopped fried eggplant, salt and rosemary." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:93+ points
      • 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 cork
      • 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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      19182217 · 0,75 l · 24,68 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      19,40 €18,51 €
    • "Pithos" Rosso (anfora) Vittoria DOC 2018 (BIO)

      “Pithos” Rosso (anfora) Vittoria DOC 2018 (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, mineral and highly unusual red wine, which embodies the gentle biodynamics to 100%. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Robert Parker:93+ points
      • 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: 31,75 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,82 g/l
      • Sulfite: 72 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,44
      • Closure: natural cork
      • 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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      19182218 · 0,75 l · 25,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,40 €
    • 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 at the same time joyful wine, 60 percent Nero d'Avola from oak barrels and 40 percent Frappato matured in a glassed-in cement vat. 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

      "The 2016 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico is a very nice wine that shows a smooth texture and a delicate approach that grows in intensity. There are small-berry aromas with cassis, wild raspberry and dried blueberry, which would spruce up any pasta like a Sicilian pasta alla Norma. The wine is delicate and smooth, with tiny steps that go the long haul. The tannins are well integrated and give the wine a firm, upstanding backbone." Robert Parker

      • Slow Wine:slow vino
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • 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 cork
      • 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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      19182116 · 0,75 l · 25,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,40 €
    • "Maldafrica" Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2017 (BIO)

      “Maldafrica” Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2017 (BIO)

      Maldafrica is a wonderfully complex cuvée of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and some Nero d'Avola. Green herbs, tobacco, liquorice and leather on the nose. An appealing personality also on the palate, full of harmony, long. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Varieties: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: oak barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,45 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,14 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,95 g/l
      • Sulfite: 45 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Food Recommendations: meat dishes
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-004
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19182517 · 0,75 l · 27,16 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      20,37 €
    • "Pithos" Bianco (anfora) Terre Siciliane IGP 2019 (BIO)

      “Pithos” Bianco (anfora) Terre Siciliane IGP 2019 (BIO)

      Pithos Bianco is a great orange wine from the amphora of 100 percent Grecanico, completely fermented on the skins. Complex bouquet of apple, pear, honey, mint and a hint of rosemary. Already young with lots of ripe fruit and spice, a little salt, with beautiful depth and purity in the interesting, persistent taste. Very good storage and ageing potential. Absolutely ventilate sufficiently before consumption! SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Grecanico
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: terracotta amphora
      • Development: amphora
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 11,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 23,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,55 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,55 g/l
      • Sulfite: 46 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,18
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Food Recommendations: fish dishes
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-004
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19180219 · 0,75 l · 29,76 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      22,32 €
    • "Zibibbo in Pithos" Bianco (anfora) Terre Siciliane IGP 2018

      “Zibibbo in Pithos” Bianco (anfora) Terre Siciliane IGP 2018

      Aristocratic, in the amphora developed Natural Wine from 100 percent Zibibbo with floral bouquet, notes of white and yellow stone fruit, in addition a hearty spicy herbal aroma. With great elegance, the aromas melt together on the palate, fine peach and exotic fruit, long, fresh, mineral and extremely interesting in the aftertaste. Be sure to air it sufficiently before enjoying it! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Here's a beautiful and floral white from old Magna Graecia. The 2018 Zibibbo in Pithos is a special product with no rivals I can think of in Italy. It opens to a pale-copper golden color, with an enormously fragrant bouquet that is beaming with honeysuckle, star jasmine, acacia flower and the kind of sweet almond blossoms that color the landscape around the Temples of Agrigento in the spring. You also get a touch of "zagara," which is a local word for orange blossom. All these aromas take you directly to southeast Sicily where these sun-kissed grapes are cultivated. This wine is aged for seven months on the skins in amphorae, and added dimensions and complexity are rendered by those slightly more oxidized aromas that recall caramel and dried apricot. The acidity is there, maybe the wine could use a pinch more, and you don't taste or feel much alcohol at a light 11.5%, but the results are beautiful nonetheless." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Zibibbo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: terracotta amphora
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: amphora
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 11,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Food Recommendations: fish dishes
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19180618 · 0,75 l · 32,36 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      24,27 €
    • "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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      19180400 · 0,375 l · 69,92 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

      26,22 €
    • "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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      19180414 · 0,375 l · 69,92 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping6 units 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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      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