Azienda Agricola COS

Pithos Rosso Vittoria Nero d'Avola Frappato

9.020 ratings
9.11 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
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.1

Pizza night magnum

Pizza night magnum

Feb 13th, 2020
AEL
9.0

This is great. Pungent raspberry and dry earth predominant. Slightly acidic, long lasting, on palate. An interesting, well made wine.

This is great. Pungent raspberry and dry earth predominant. Slightly acidic, long lasting, on palate. An interesting, well made wine.

Sep 11th, 2021
Juan Pablo Perez

Nariz: cereza agria, frambuesa, piedra volcanica, pimienta, algo funky

Boca: Tanino M, Acidez M+, Alcohol M

Nariz: cereza agria, frambuesa, piedra volcanica, pimienta, algo funky

Boca: Tanino M, Acidez M+, Alcohol M

Jul 17th, 2021
Guillermo Gonzalez

Big fan of COS. Garrigue on nose. Cherry and raspberry, hints of clay and earth, bracing acidity. Had with Vivaces fontina stuffed pork chop (and wife’s crab stuffed chicken breast). Acid cut through the chop nicely.

Big fan of COS. Garrigue on nose. Cherry and raspberry, hints of clay and earth, bracing acidity. Had with Vivaces fontina stuffed pork chop (and wife’s crab stuffed chicken breast). Acid cut through the chop nicely.

Mar 12th, 2021
Serena Wu

Nice dried cherry notes, low tannins ... keeping the chill away.

Nice dried cherry notes, low tannins ... keeping the chill away.

Nov 29th, 2020
Anthony Lombardi

Absolutely delightful Cos. The wine is a loving example of elegance. Layers of complexity and an ethereal weight. Wonderfully fresh. Balances a hearty beef stew beautifully. Love it.

Absolutely delightful Cos. The wine is a loving example of elegance. Layers of complexity and an ethereal weight. Wonderfully fresh. Balances a hearty beef stew beautifully. Love it.

Nov 25th, 2020
Richard Rosensweig

This is an 8.9 that’s better than a 9.3 is some ways. Earthy, dusty hot weather red. A bit of funk. Great with shrimp or spicy food. The Greek influence in Sicily remains after 2000 years. Briny, which almost never happens with a red.

This is an 8.9 that’s better than a 9.3 is some ways. Earthy, dusty hot weather red. A bit of funk. Great with shrimp or spicy food. The Greek influence in Sicily remains after 2000 years. Briny, which almost never happens with a red.

Sep 26th, 2020
Pooneet K

Bit of a Sicilian wine theme in progress as we cross our fingers that a trip there in late October may happen. Much better on day 2 than day 1 - suggest some serious airtime if popping. Restrained and quite pretty with a good amount of flowers and earth. Slightly less acid than expected, but a good pairing with burgers made with beef from Kinderhook farms (thanks @Severn Goodwin for the recommendation you didn’t know you were making).

Bit of a Sicilian wine theme in progress as we cross our fingers that a trip there in late October may happen. Much better on day 2 than day 1 - suggest some serious airtime if popping. Restrained and quite pretty with a good amount of flowers and earth. Slightly less acid than expected, but a good pairing with burgers made with beef from Kinderhook farms (thanks @Severn Goodwin for the recommendation you didn’t know you were making).

Aug 2nd, 2020
Ely Cohn

Exceptionally slick with a tempo. This unintentionally subverts the also wonderful 100% Frappato, which is crunchier, meatier, and bloodier. The Nero has a Pinot like elegance of bing cherry, strawberry, and raspberry with cedar, douglas fur, and helpings of minerals.

Exceptionally slick with a tempo. This unintentionally subverts the also wonderful 100% Frappato, which is crunchier, meatier, and bloodier. The Nero has a Pinot like elegance of bing cherry, strawberry, and raspberry with cedar, douglas fur, and helpings of minerals.

Nov 1st, 2019