Wine COS, "Nero di Lupo", Sicilia IGT, 2016
Wine rich ruby red color.
The wine has a delicate, wonderfully balanced and structured, complex flavor with flexible tannins and fresh acidity. In rich fruit tones harmoniously interwoven notes of flint, tobacco, leather, licorice and spices.
Wine attracts a spicy bouquet with aromas of red and black berries.
Wine perfectly complements the taste of fish sauce, rich and succulent meat dishes, game birds. It blends perfectly with meatballs and traditional Sicilian cuisine.
COS, "Nero di Lupo" (translated Black Wolf) - a refreshing, fragrant, lively wine with sensual flavor. It is made from Nero d'Avola grapes grown on the south-east of the island of Sicily near the town of Vittoria. The vineyards are located at an altitude of 250 meters above sea level. Vines, whose average age is 22 years old, planted on soils of medium density, containing sand, limestone, flint, clay and tuff. Planting density is 5,000 plants per hectare, and their yield is 60 t / ha. Harvest is usually harvested in late September. Alcoholic fermentation proceeds without the addition of yeast to the cement lined tanks at a controlled temperature of 33 ° C. "Nero di Lupo" matures in the cellar for 12-18 months. Before bottling the wine is not filtered.
The history of wine-making company Azienda Agricola COS began in 1980, when three young men Giambattista Cilia, Cirino Strano and Giusto Occhipinti decided to continue the work of their forefathers and engage in the manufacture of wine. Actually, the name of the company - COS, is an abbreviation of the first letters of the names of its founders (C ilia- O cchipinti- S trano). To begin with, they rented a family run Cilia old winery and vineyards are located around it near the town Bastonaca. And in the autumn of young winemakers gathered the first harvest. In 1985, Cirino Strano, a doctor by training, sold his share of the business to his sister, to devote himself to medicine. In 1995 the entire company into the hands of Giambattista Cilia and Giusto Occhipinti. By this time, the company has significantly expanded its land holdings by acquiring 9 hectares, followed by another 20 hectares of land in the Contrada Fontane-Baucina. At the same time begins the reconstruction of the plant, which is equipped with the most modern equipment. Small wooden barrels give way terracotta amphorae, one of the biggest in the wine industry in the region. Today, agriculture produces 150,000 bottles of wine per year.
Wines Azienda Agricola COS are a kind of benchmark for quality and an example of how, based on tradition, and using the latest techniques, you can create your own style of winemaking.