2017 COS Contrada

An extremely limited Sicilian single-varietal red, only produced in the best of vintages.

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Produced in only the best of years, this enigmatic single-varietal Nero d’Avola from Cos is very much worth the wait.

Succulent and powerful with loads of spice, there is an earthen sweetness here that is simple entrancing. Loads of aged tobacco mixed with juicy fruit and cavemanesque game notes, whoa! There is a myriad of flavours going on here, and it’s just begging us to leave it in the cellar for a few years to show even more.

The wines of COS are iconic, and limited releases such as this are too rare, and too good, to pass up the once in a few years opportunity to snag one.

50-year-old vines planted on 'classic' Vittoria limestone soils with a red sandy clay top layer. Biodynamic organic viticulture, hand harvest, and wild ferment are all the 'credo' at COS. The wine matures in large used Stockinger Barrels for 2 years before further aging in the bottle.

94 Points - "Black currants are offset by a twang of sour citrus, sage, dusty rose and hints of animal musk as the 2017 Nero d'Avola Contrada opens up in the glass. This is deeply textural with a pleasant inner sweetness, as masses of tart red and black fruits saturate deeply, tinged with saline-mineral notes and grippy tannins that mount toward the close. It’s youthfully structured yet leaves the mouth watering, as residual acids and hints of spiced orange linger incredibly long. The 2017 closes in upon itself with time in the glass, and it will require a few more years of cellaring to show its best; but it will be worth the wait. The Contrada is a selection from some of the oldest parcels of Nero d’Avola in the Bastonaca area of Vittoria. It’s refined for 24 months in large Slavonian oak botti." Eric Guido (Vinous)

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