£26.26/ 0.75 L btl
Golden brown, with orange hues, it is an oxidative white, with volatile notes that frame an aromatic, citrusy texture, dense with herbs, thyme, sage. Enveloping and vertical in the mouth, it is dry and dry, medium-bodied and low in alcohol. Long, brackish, bitter finish.
Drinking and storing
Ratings and awards
A small masterpiece
This wine was even better than I imagined, and I am a COS fan. Just mildly tannic from partial contact with the skins, it bursts with flavours of tangerine, peach, marzipan and toasted almonds. Despite its amphorae purity and dryness, it manages to be also creamy but chalky at the same time. It will age into something even more beautiful. Don't miss it.
Good but still developing
As all Cos wines, the Zibibbo in Pithos is very attractive, with white fruit, preserved lemon and marzipan flavours. The aroma is truly enticing too, echoing the plate, but the mid-palate is still filling up and surely will be even better in a couple of years.
A fresh lively expression of what is fast becoming one of my favourite white grapes. What COS, Nino Barraco and Bini can do with this apparently humble grape is extraordinary.
Bold with a soft acidity and delicate orange peel notes, this wine is intriguing and complex. Perfect with seafood. Beautiful.
Golden colour vibrant and shining. Opens up with exotic fruits, almonds and nice finish. Try it, it's fabulous! Just buy it.
Azienda Agricola Cos
Founded in 1980 by Giambattista Cilia, Cirino Strano and Giusto Occhipinti, three friends who wanted to look back at what had once been their ancestors' business, the Winery takes its name from the acronym of their surnames. Cos has completely changed Cerasuolo di Vittoria with the adoption biodynamic viticulture principles to allow the wine to express the depth and character of the soil. As Pioneers and dreamers, from 1980 the three founders embarked on a road of uncompromised...