Wine COS, "Contrada Labirinto", Sicilia IGT, 2002
Reviews of purchase COS, "Contrada Labirinto", Sicilia IGT, 2002
Wine of cherry color with brick-red rim around the edge of the glass.
Taste wines noble, elegant, dry, full-bodied, fresh, perfectly balanced, with soft, almost silky tannins, expressive fruit shades, elegant spicy notes and a long aftertaste.
Bouquet complex and multi-layered wine with aromas of plums, ripe cherries, red berries, spice, notes of smoke and leather, tobacco, salt and chocolate nuances.
Wine is the perfect accompaniment to red meat - steak, meat, grilled, game, aged cheeses. Recommended to decant the wine or open a bottle a day before use.
"Contrada Labirinto" - one of the best wines of Italy, monolithic, with extreme combination of power, strength and grace. Wine is made from grapes of Nero d'Avola grown on biodynamic vineyards in the south-east of Sicily at an altitude of 250 meters above sea level. The soils are composed of calcareous, siliceous and clay fractions with inclusions of tuff. The average age of the vines is 55 years. Ferment the wort passes in ceramic vats, amphorae at 30-33 ° C. Next, the maceration on the skins for 28 days. Aged in oak barrels is 24 months, and another 6 months the wine spends in cement tanks and 12 months - in bottles. Bottling is done without filtration. Peak maturity vintage 2002 will reach between 2010 and 2019.
The history of wine-making company Azienda Agricola COS began in 1980, when three young men Giambattista Cilia, Cirino Strano and Giusto Occhipinti decided to continue the work of their forefathers and engage in the manufacture of wine. Actually, the name of the company - COS, is an abbreviation of the first letters of the names of its founders (C ilia- O cchipinti- S trano). To begin with, they rented a family run Cilia old winery and vineyards are located around it near the town Bastonaca. And in the autumn of young winemakers gathered the first harvest. In 1985, Cirino Strano, a doctor by training, sold his share of the business to his sister, to devote himself to medicine. In 1995 the entire company into the hands of Giambattista Cilia and Giusto Occhipinti. By this time, the company has significantly expanded its land holdings by acquiring 9 hectares, followed by another 20 hectares of land in the Contrada Fontane-Baucina. At the same time begins the reconstruction of the plant, which is equipped with the most modern equipment. Small wooden barrels give way terracotta amphorae, one of the biggest in the wine industry in the region. Today, agriculture produces 150,000 bottles of wine per year.
Wines Azienda Agricola COS are a kind of benchmark for quality and an example of how, based on tradition, and using the latest techniques, you can create your own style of winemaking.