COS "Nero di Lupo" Terre di Sicliane 2019Regular price $29.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 131): Computation results to '-Infinity'%
I think it's pretty safe to say that without COS, the wine world still wouldn't be taking Sicily seriously. Giambattista Cilia, Giusto Occhipinti and Cirano Strano founded COS in 1980 and have been making some of the greatest wine to come out of Italy ever since. One of the first Sicilian operations to adopt organic and biodynamic practices in their vineyards, COS not only produce delicious wines, but have also inspired an generation of natural winemakers, including the one and only Arianna Occhipinti.
Nero di Lupo is the estates flagship bottling of Nero d'Avola. Picked at total ripeness, but only clocking in at 10.5% alcohol, this is a wine that proves that Sicily can create beautiful, drinkable wines without going high octane. Fermented and aged in concrete vats, the wine is light-bodied, with vibrant red floral aromatics that are wonderfully matched by clean and juicy red berry fruit. Tart cranberry and raspberry dominated the palate, with light tannin and a long, earthy finish. Great with a chill. And grab some pizza.
[Kirk Sutherland, August 2021]