Cos 'Rami' 2020

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Mike Bennie
  • Biodynamic
SKU
COSR202010 UCAU
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COS Rami Bianco is a fabulous orange wine from the very southern end of Italy. Produced so near to Africa that the flavours jump out through the architecture and the vegetation: vineyards and olive, almond, and carob groves. This beautiful climate abounds with beautiful hues of red, yellow and ochre. This land is ancient. Scratch the surface just a few centimetres and history leaps out: everything from ancient Greek coins to early Italian pottery. “Giusto Occhipinti of COS is a benchmark producer in the Vittoria appellation of Sicily, and certainly one of the most important, influential, producers in all of Sicily if not Italy as a whole. The winery was founded in 1980 by three friends, Giambattista Cilia, Giusto Occhipinti, and Cirino Strano. The initials of their last names form the winery’s name. The estate is well known for its production of Sicilian wines from Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG and for its traditional and ancient winemaking practices. Azienda Agricola COS wines are made from biodynamically grown fruit by natural winemaking techniques. The wines contain extremely low sulphites and most are fermented and aged in terracotta amphora dug into the earth. Wines not aged in amphora are aged in Slavonian oak or resin-lined concrete vats and bottled in traditional Sicilian sq(more...)
COS Rami Bianco is a fabulous orange wine from the very southern end of Italy. Produced so near to Africa that the flavours jump out through the architecture and the vegetation: vineyards and olive, almond, and carob groves. This beautiful climate abounds with beautiful hues of red, yellow and ochre. This land is ancient. Scratch the surface just a few centimetres and history leaps out: everything from ancient Greek coins to early Italian pottery. “Giusto Occhipinti of COS is a benchmark producer in the Vittoria appellation of Sicily, and certainly one of the most important, influential, producers in all of Sicily if not Italy as a whole. The winery was founded in 1980 by three friends, Giambattista Cilia, Giusto Occhipinti, and Cirino Strano. The initials of their last names form the winery’s name. The estate is well known for its production of Sicilian wines from Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG and for its traditional and ancient winemaking practices. Azienda Agricola COS wines are made from biodynamically grown fruit by natural winemaking techniques. The wines contain extremely low sulphites and most are fermented and aged in terracotta amphora dug into the earth. Wines not aged in amphora are aged in Slavonian oak or resin-lined concrete vats and bottled in traditional Sicilian sq(more...)

Scores & Reviews

95 / 100

Mike Bennie

(2018 vintage) COS is one of the great producers of Sicily, farming organically, reading from the natural wine canon and generally hitting out of the park with their wines. They have been strongly into orange wine, this being a good cuvee for showing off complexity and general easy appeal for the genre. Grecanico and insolaia are blended with just over a week of skin fermentation, done in concrete vats. Reminiscent of lemon ginger tea. Offers floral and citrusy perfume, lightly spiced too. Palate and bouquet match well. The texture is delightful, all skinsy and grippy, but curiously light too – strict is a good word, perhaps. Mouth-watering acidity plays well with the fine tannin pucker, and the wine rolls long on stone fruit and that ginger spice character. A fine wine. Unreal drinking.