About The Wine
Here you can see a stand alone example of the excellent, energetic Nero d'Avola wines made by Giusto Occhipinti.
This is the richest of the COS reds, a powerful, mineral-driven wine which tastes of plums, licorice, a myriad of exotic herbs and spices while remianing lively and delicious.
With these COS wines, the purity of vriety and place is so striking. These wines couldn't come from anywhere else in the world. The crunch, the dry earthen tannin, the focus is incredibly impressive.
This is one of the most interesting Nero d'Avolas in the world.
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.