About The Wine
The Frappato may be the most sought-after of the exceptional natural, organic and biodynamic wines of COS.
Frappato is a wonderful variety when treated with this sort of respect. It's all aged in concrete, allowing the natural freshness and personality of the variety and vineyard to express itself fully.
It's a hearty wine, yet one that shows freshness and levity too. It's red fruited, smoky and stoney, flushed with a vibrant floral bouquet. Think Pinot Noir with a badass Sicilian attitude and the structure of something more like Nebbiolo and you're heading int the right direction.
Founded in 1980, by Giambattista Cilia, Giusto Occhipinti, and Cirino Strano, COS (an acronym formed from their surname initials) is considered one of the benchmark producers of the Vittoria appellation in Sicily.
Today, Giusto Occhipinti is the main man at the head of this revered winery which dates back to the 1880s. Occhipinti constructs his wines entirely around creating pure, unadorned expressions of his precious old vineyard.
Farmed organically and biodynamically since the 1980s, these vines in the deep south of Sicily thrive in the hot, dry climate. Using a combination of clay amphora, concrete, and old, large botti, Giusto mainlines the unique character of his site into a fascinating collection of fresh, complex reds and extraordinary skin contact amber wines.
These are natural wines of rare complexity and energy and rightfully some of the most respected in the region today.