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. This fresh and pleasantly tart white is made from a 50/50 blend of Inzolia and Grecanico and is fermented in concrete tanks for 9 months. Its brisk acidity makes it an excellent wine to accompany seafood dishes.
A pale straw yellow in colour with flecks of green. On the nose, scents of green apples and almonds. On the palate, bone-dry with vinous notes and hints of honey and citrus. The finish is crisp and the acidity pronounced. Great with grilled red mullet, bucatini pasta with fennel and sardines or calamari in umido - squid with anchovies and tomatoes.