About The Wine
COS have one of the largest collections of amphora in the world and they put them to very good use.
This Grecanico is aged in underground terracotta for half a year before being pressed off its skins.
Through this time, the tannins and exotic perfume cranks up to 11. A huge bouquet of stonefruit, middle-eastern spice, dried flowers and ripe citrus emerges. A gravelly level of dense tannin frame the sweet, succulent peachy fruit.
It's a big, beautiful, wild ride and a top example of orange wine from one of the best producers of the style 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.