Azienda Agricola COS

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Frappato Nero d'Avola

9.0156 ratings
9.044 pro ratings
Vittoria, Sicily, Italy
Nero d'Avola, Frappato
Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Beef, Tomato-Based, Lamb, Venison, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Pork
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Aromas of Cherry earth and mineral. Barely medium weight on the palate with light Tannins. These wines are designed to be drunk from vintage to about 5 years. No point in further cellaring - a fabulous food wine.

Aromas of Cherry earth and mineral. Barely medium weight on the palate with light Tannins. These wines are designed to be drunk from vintage to about 5 years. No point in further cellaring - a fabulous food wine.

Jun 16th, 2019
Bob McDonald

Mid crimson in colour. Nose of cherry and other red fruits. On the palate barely medium weight. More red fruits on the palate with a savoury twist. Fresh and juicy texture with supple fine Tannins. No need for further cellaring. 60% Nero d’Avola, 40% Frappato. Made for food.

Mid crimson in colour. Nose of cherry and other red fruits. On the palate barely medium weight. More red fruits on the palate with a savoury twist. Fresh and juicy texture with supple fine Tannins. No need for further cellaring. 60% Nero d’Avola, 40% Frappato. Made for food.

May 27th, 2018
Ben Brenner

#mag

Feb 13th, 2018
Austin Ferrari

Wine Director Hillside Supper Club

9.0

Always a favorite from the Sicilian soil!

Always a favorite from the Sicilian soil!

1 person found it helpfulSep 25th, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

Nero d'Avola and Frappato in roughly equal measure aged in clay amphora. Cherry as the name indicates indeed, as well as strawberry immediately and currants with 2 or so hours of air. A lot of floral notes up front reminded me of Barolo, especially with the mineral notes and the silky, but firm tannins. This is the best wine in a while for me from Sicily not from Mt. Etna. I am looking forward to trying more from COS and Occhipinti who is the "O" in #COS. #sicily #frappato #cerasuolo #docg #amphora

Nero d'Avola and Frappato in roughly equal measure aged in clay amphora. Cherry as the name indicates indeed, as well as strawberry immediately and currants with 2 or so hours of air. A lot of floral notes up front reminded me of Barolo, especially with the mineral notes and the silky, but firm tannins. This is the best wine in a while for me from Sicily not from Mt. Etna. I am looking forward to trying more from COS and Occhipinti who is the "O" in #COS. #sicily #frappato #cerasuolo #docg #amphora

1 person found it helpfulAug 28th, 2015
Thomas Epps

Thin, uninspired on its own. Perked up a little bit with food

Thin, uninspired on its own. Perked up a little bit with food

1 person found it helpfulAug 19th, 2015
Chris Lucchese

I can't say enough about this wine. Just so light yet dense with flavor. My goodness. This is a delicate yet crazy complex wine. All of the red fruits and some blue! Tons of minerality and funk. Absolutely delicious.

I can't say enough about this wine. Just so light yet dense with flavor. My goodness. This is a delicate yet crazy complex wine. All of the red fruits and some blue! Tons of minerality and funk. Absolutely delicious.

Jan 14th, 2017
Michael Housewright

Writer/Photographer Wine Enthusiast Magazine

9.3

One of the best examples of this gorgeous appellation.

One of the best examples of this gorgeous appellation.

Mar 27th, 2016
Julian Burzynski

My favorite Sicilian producer !!!

My favorite Sicilian producer !!!

Mar 3rd, 2016
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.3

My god, it's so tasty. Cherry, cranberry, raspberry and other, darker fruit that just has that perfect balance between tartness and ripeness. There's a good amount of mineral that emerges in the finish. Lot's of energy and mouthwatering qualities. All in all, TAMI Frappato is maybe a better value, but this is still amazing. Someone needs to figure out how to make a wine that tastes like this a sell it in giant jugs, because I just want to keep having glass after glass!

My god, it's so tasty. Cherry, cranberry, raspberry and other, darker fruit that just has that perfect balance between tartness and ripeness. There's a good amount of mineral that emerges in the finish. Lot's of energy and mouthwatering qualities. All in all, TAMI Frappato is maybe a better value, but this is still amazing. Someone needs to figure out how to make a wine that tastes like this a sell it in giant jugs, because I just want to keep having glass after glass!

Jan 10th, 2016