• Frappato Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2016

      Frappato Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2016

      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

      "This is always one of the best frappatos out there. Full and layered with dark berry and cherry character. Ripe tannins and a flavorful finish. Gorgeous to drink now." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Frappato
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: cement tank
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 11,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,40 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,09 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,70 g/l
      • Sulfite: 48 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,10
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2020+
      • Food Recommendations: meat dishes
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      19182316 ·  0,75 l · 19,99 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      15,90 €14,99 €
    • "Nero di Lupo" Rosso Terre Siciliane IGP 2016

      “Nero di Lupo” Rosso Terre Siciliane IGP 2016

      Nero di Lupo, a pure Nero d'Avola, smells intensely of sour cherries and herbs. The pleasing taste is extremely fruity, lively and silky. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2015 vintage received the following awards:

      • Wine&Spirits:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nero d'Avola
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: cement tank
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 11,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,63 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 31 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,20
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Food Recommendations: veal, risotto, mildly seasoned terrines
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19182416 · 0,75 l · 21,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      15,90 €
    • "Rami" Bianco Terre Siciliane IGP 2018 (BIO)

      “Rami” Bianco Terre Siciliane IGP 2018 (BIO)

      Brilliant golden yellow with a slight, typical cloudiness of orange wine. Rami is an attractive and at the same time very individual mixture of Grecanico and Inzolia. Sweet smelling of apricots, dried flowers and orange peels. This wine needs time and an experienced palate - with the necessary portion of oxygen it is very appetizing and highly elegant on the palate. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Varieties: 50% Grecanico, 50% Inzolia
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: cement tank
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 11,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,55 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 45 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,25
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Food Recommendations: fish dishes
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-004
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      stored air-conditioned

      19180118 · 0,75 l · 22,13 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      16,60 €
    • 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 Acid: 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
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-004
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      stored air-conditioned

      19182318 · 0,75 l · 22,13 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      16,60 €
    • "Pithos" Rosso (anfora) Vittoria DOC 2015 (BIO)

      “Pithos” Rosso (anfora) Vittoria DOC 2015 (BIO)

      Pithos, with notes of dried cherries, leather and spices in the bouquet, is a young, light, almost fragile wine. A handcrafted perfect red - as in ancient winemaking - matured in amphorae. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Good deep red. Medicinal red cherry, licorice and fresh herbs on the nose. Sweet and ripe, but juicy salinity keeps this fresh on the lively back end. Nice middle-of-the-road red with easy drinkability. Closes refined and lively, with a mineral undertone." Vinous

      • Vinous:90 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Nero d'Avola, 40% Frappato
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: terracotta amphora
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: amphora
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,30 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,94 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 71 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,58
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Food Recommendations: meat dishes
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-004
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      stored air-conditioned

      19182215 · 0,75 l · 25,32 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      19,90 €18,99 €
    • 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

      • 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 Acid: 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
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-004
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      stored air-conditioned

      19182116 · 0,75 l · 26,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      19,90 €
    • "Maldafrica" Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2014 (BIO)

      “Maldafrica” Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2014 (BIO)

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

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

      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Wine&Spirits:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: oak barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,70 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,38 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 43 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Food Recommendations: meat dishes
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-004
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      stored air-conditioned

      19182514 · 0,75 l · 26,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      19,90 €
    • "Pithos" Rosso (anfora) Vittoria DOC 2017 (BIO)

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

      Pithos Rosso was spontaneously fermented in the amphora and is a model of liveliness, freshness and elegance. In the Bouquet dried cherries, some leather and spices. On the palate it is young and fresh, lively and yet highly fragile. A handcrafted perfect and highly unusual red, 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 Acid: 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
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-004
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      stored air-conditioned

      19182217 · 0,75 l · 26,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      19,90 €
    • "Pithos" Bianco (anfora) Terre Siciliane IGP 2016 (BIO)

      “Pithos” Bianco (anfora) Terre Siciliane IGP 2016 (BIO)

      Pithos Bianco - a great orange wine from the amphora of 100 percent Grecanico. Complex bouquet of honey, mint and rosemary. Lots of fruit, some salt, nice depth and purity in the interesting, persistent taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep golden yellow. Quinine, bergamot, apricot and earthy aromas and flavors are multilayered and dense. Very clean and fresh, starts off in the mouth suave, then turns slightly tannic. The finish though is pleasantly saline and tactile." Vinous

      "Packaged in a short, squat bottle, the 2016 Pithos Bianco flaunts its golden-copper color and its proudly oxidative style. The wine offers aromas of candied orange peel, almond, yellow rose and even a touch of smoky cedar or church incense. The wine is dry and slightly astringent in terms of mouthfeel. It is made with Grecanico grapes that see extended skin maceration times." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Vinous:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Grecanico
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: terracotta amphora
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: amphora
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 11,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 24,50 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,67 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 39 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,12
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Food Recommendations: fish dishes
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-004
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      stored air-conditioned

      19180216 · 0,75 l · 26,65 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      20,90 €19,99 €
    • "Pithos" Bianco (anfora) Terre Siciliane IGP 2018 (BIO)

      “Pithos” Bianco (anfora) Terre Siciliane IGP 2018 (BIO)

      Pithos Bianco is a great orange wine from the amphora of 100 percent Grecanico, completely fermented on the shells. Complex bouquet of apple, pear, honey, mint and a hint of rosemary. Already young with much ripe fruit and spice, some salt, with beautiful depth and purity in the interesting, persistent taste. Very good storage and maturation potential! SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2016 vintage received the following awards:

      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Vinous:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Grecanico
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: terracotta amphora
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: amphora
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 10,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 23,65 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,55 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,55 g/l
      • Sulfite: 46 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,18
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Food Recommendations: fish dishes
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-004
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      stored air-conditioned

      19180218 · 0,75 l · 27,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      20,90 €
    • "Zibibbo in Pithos" Bianco (anfora) Terre Siciliane IGP 2016

      “Zibibbo in Pithos” Bianco (anfora) Terre Siciliane IGP 2016

      Aristocratic "Natural Wine" from 100% Zibibbo, matured in the amphora, with a floral bouquet, notes of white and yellow stone fruit and a hearty herbal aroma. With great elegance, the aromas melt on the palate, fine to peach and exotic fruits, long and extremely interesting in the aftertaste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This is a really cool, biodynamic wine with dried lemon and apple and plenty of grape skin character. Lemon leaf, too. Full body, phenolic and flavorful. A gorgeous amphora-made white." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Zibibbo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: terracotta amphora
      • Development: amphora
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Food Recommendations: fish dishes
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19180616 · 0,75 l · 33,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping2 units available

      24,90 €
    • "Zibibbo in Pithos" Bianco (anfora) Terre Siciliane IGP 2018

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

      Aristocratic, amphore-aged Natural Wine made from 100 percent Zibibbo with a floral bouquet, notes of white and yellow stone fruit and a hearty spicy herb aroma. With great elegance, the aromas melt on the palate, fine to peach and exotic fruits, long, fresh, mineral and extremely interesting in the aftertaste. SUPERIORE.DE

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

      • Vinous:92 points
      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Zibibbo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: terracotta amphora
      • Development: amphora
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 11,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Food Recommendations: fish dishes
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      19180618 · 0,75 l · 33,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      24,90 €
    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