Azienda Agricola COS Pithos Rosso Vittoria Nero d'Avola Frappato 2015

Ratings on Delectable

Kyle Groombridge Delectable Pro

This is just an annoyingly good wine. This has so much going on and yet it is so gulpable. This wine is fermented on its skins with the native yeast in ancient amphorae, giving a beautiful dank, earthy, musky dried floral aromatic. Sour wild cherries, slight brown sugar, a touch of red licorice, and stunning high toned cranberry-like acidity. Nothing is lost here. It has earth and fruit mixing beautifully. This wine truly is the epitome of my favorite descriptor of wine: funky fresh. I think I’m in love with this Cos lineup.

This is just an annoyingly good wine. This has so much going on and yet it is so gulpable. This wine is fermented on its skins with the native yeast in ancient amphorae, giving a beautiful dank, earthy, musky dried floral aromatic. Sour wild cherries, slight brown sugar, a touch of red licorice, and stunning high toned cranberry-like acidity. Nothing is lost here. It has earth and fruit mixing beautifully. This wine truly is the epitome of my favorite descriptor of wine: funky fresh. I think I’m in love with this Cos lineup.

9.2

Joe Carroll Delectable Pro

Owner/Wine Director Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau, St. Anselm & Gotham Artisanal Provisions

Bretty but not too bad

Bretty but not too bad

8.9

Saman Hosseini Delectable Pro

Writer Maison Abattoir

Demand is high for these wines, prices are ratcheting in some markets, and grape sources may be expanding (this used to be a DOCG Cerasuolo). The amphorae aging brings interesting tertiary flavors and strips some vitality in the process, and when the grapes aren’t sufficiently concentrated, maybe too much is stripped.

Demand is high for these wines, prices are ratcheting in some markets, and grape sources may be expanding (this used to be a DOCG Cerasuolo). The amphorae aging brings interesting tertiary flavors and strips some vitality in the process, and when the grapes aren’t sufficiently concentrated, maybe too much is stripped.

8.9

Matt Siegle

Structured acidity, but balanced; long in the mouth yet tart! Roses/flowers on the nose.

Structured acidity, but balanced; long in the mouth yet tart! Roses/flowers on the nose.

9.2

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9.1

Amy Pelletier Beck

High acid and juicy

High acid and juicy

9.1

Ken

Funk-a-dunka

Funk-a-dunka

9.5

Michael Mallon

Amazing. Unique. Floral, funky, minerally nose. Sour red fruit, bitter herbs, banyard, red meat. Earth and minerality from being aged in terracotta amphorae. Very high acidity makes this an excellent food wine. Be sure to give this some air to bring out the wine's finer qualities.

Amazing. Unique. Floral, funky, minerally nose. Sour red fruit, bitter herbs, banyard, red meat. Earth and minerality from being aged in terracotta amphorae. Very high acidity makes this an excellent food wine. Be sure to give this some air to bring out the wine's finer qualities.

9.2

Erika Strong

Your friend is better

Your friend is better

9.0

Bob McDonald Delectable Pro

60% Nero d’Avola and 40% Frappato. COS has been Biodynamic for some time. Amphora Wine with 8 months of skin contact giving a slight pong. Pretty funky nose of burnt sugar and mineral. Assertive tannins and acid but will the fruit still be there with cellaring? The skin treatment accelerates the ageing. Finishes Dry Earthy and Savoury. Would be a shock to most palates honed on New World Wine.

60% Nero d’Avola and 40% Frappato. COS has been Biodynamic for some time. Amphora Wine with 8 months of skin contact giving a slight pong. Pretty funky nose of burnt sugar and mineral. Assertive tannins and acid but will the fruit still be there with cellaring? The skin treatment accelerates the ageing. Finishes Dry Earthy and Savoury. Would be a shock to most palates honed on New World Wine.

9.1

Location

  • 981 Sibley Memorial Highway
    Lilydale, MN 55118

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm

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