COS was started in 1980 and is so called due to the initials of the surnames of the 3 founders - Giambattista Cilia, Giusto Occhipinti and Pinuccia Strano. The estate is based in the town of Vittoria in the Ragusa province of south east Sicily and was originally begun on a shoestring budget. Today, however, COS produces some of the finest wines on the island from native grape varieties such as Frappato, Nera d'Avola, Grecanico and Inzolia. As the label suggests this is predominantly Frappato with a splash of Nero d'Avola. Aged in oak for 12 months, this is a harmonious and elegant red which makes for a good Sunday lunch wine.
Ruby red in colour with purples hints. Aromas of cassis, raspberry and orange peel. On the palate, smooth and well balanced with notes of sweet spices. The finish is lengthy with subtle acidity. Drink with osso buco with tomatoes, olives and gremolata, beef carpaccio rolled with parmigiano, olivers and capers or calf's liver and onions served with soft polenta.