Azienda Agricola COS

Pithos Rosso Vittoria Nero d'Avola Frappato

9.0437 ratings
9.1114 pro ratings
Vittoria, Sicily, Italy
Nero d'Avola, Frappato
Top Notes For
Meredith Hu

Spices, juicy blackberries and strawberries, fennel, and rosemary. Good structure. 12% abv.

Spices, juicy blackberries and strawberries, fennel, and rosemary. Good structure. 12% abv.

Jul 13th, 2018
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.2

Yes, you lose some of the fruity/floral qualities of the Nero d'Avola/Frappato blend when you put in amphora. But you gain such texture and earthiness that it's worth it, especially with some age. The acidity? Don't worry, still there.

Yes, you lose some of the fruity/floral qualities of the Nero d'Avola/Frappato blend when you put in amphora. But you gain such texture and earthiness that it's worth it, especially with some age. The acidity? Don't worry, still there.

Jun 7th, 2018
Joe Carroll

Owner/Wine Director Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau, St. Anselm & Gotham Artisanal Provisions

8.9

Bretty but not too bad

Bretty but not too bad

Apr 5th, 2018
Beau Carson

Fresh, lovely, floral, and unique as fuck. One of the geekiest red wines I've ever had!

Fresh, lovely, floral, and unique as fuck. One of the geekiest red wines I've ever had!

Aug 6th, 2017
Kevin McCarthy

One of the most unique reds I've ever had. Sicilian and aged in clay vats, acidity is an understatement. However, it's balanced and produces brilliant tartness. Drinking this now is like me at age 6 eating sweet tarts

One of the most unique reds I've ever had. Sicilian and aged in clay vats, acidity is an understatement. However, it's balanced and produces brilliant tartness. Drinking this now is like me at age 6 eating sweet tarts

6 people found it helpfulDec 12th, 2014
Jonathan Troutman

Wine Blogger Jonathan Troutman

9.2

There's high toned acidity. And then there's this.

There's high toned acidity. And then there's this.

3 people found it helpfulNov 1st, 2014
Christopher Wisner

Wine Manager, American Wine & Spirits

9.8

Got this at a tasting two nights ago and just remembered I had it open. Love this wine. It's strange....tart, bright red fruit, bracing acidity, delicious, and perfect with food.

Got this at a tasting two nights ago and just remembered I had it open. Love this wine. It's strange....tart, bright red fruit, bracing acidity, delicious, and perfect with food.

3 people found it helpfulNov 11th, 2013
Tom Kobylarz

Bright ruby red in color. A fierce attack on the palate of acid and tannin. A wash in sour red fruits, this is a great counter point to food and only gets better with it. Aged in clay terracotta amphora, this is extreme on the unique scale, yet very much a well made wine. A 40/60 blend of Frappato and Nero d'Avola.

Bright ruby red in color. A fierce attack on the palate of acid and tannin. A wash in sour red fruits, this is a great counter point to food and only gets better with it. Aged in clay terracotta amphora, this is extreme on the unique scale, yet very much a well made wine. A 40/60 blend of Frappato and Nero d'Avola.

2 people found it helpfulOct 30th, 2015
Kyle Groombridge

This is just an annoyingly good wine. This has so much going on and yet it is so gulpable. This wine is fermented on its skins with the native yeast in ancient amphorae, giving a beautiful dank, earthy, musky dried floral aromatic. Sour wild cherries, slight brown sugar, a touch of red licorice, and stunning high toned cranberry-like acidity. Nothing is lost here. It has earth and fruit mixing beautifully. This wine truly is the epitome of my favorite descriptor of wine: funky fresh. I think I’m in love with this Cos lineup.

This is just an annoyingly good wine. This has so much going on and yet it is so gulpable. This wine is fermented on its skins with the native yeast in ancient amphorae, giving a beautiful dank, earthy, musky dried floral aromatic. Sour wild cherries, slight brown sugar, a touch of red licorice, and stunning high toned cranberry-like acidity. Nothing is lost here. It has earth and fruit mixing beautifully. This wine truly is the epitome of my favorite descriptor of wine: funky fresh. I think I’m in love with this Cos lineup.

1 person found it helpfulJul 18th, 2018
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.9

Demand is high for these wines, prices are ratcheting in some markets, and grape sources may be expanding (this used to be a DOCG Cerasuolo). The amphorae aging brings interesting tertiary flavors and strips some vitality in the process, and when the grapes aren’t sufficiently concentrated, maybe too much is stripped.

Demand is high for these wines, prices are ratcheting in some markets, and grape sources may be expanding (this used to be a DOCG Cerasuolo). The amphorae aging brings interesting tertiary flavors and strips some vitality in the process, and when the grapes aren’t sufficiently concentrated, maybe too much is stripped.

1 person found it helpfulJan 17th, 2018