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

Ratings on Delectable

Matt Perlman Delectable Pro

Nero/Frappato blend made in amphora. Right away the translucent ruby red color and complex, exotic bouquet were extremely promising and this didn’t disappoint. Bursting with ripe cherry and raspberry, rose petals and savory spices in an earthy and herbal frame. Fresh and lifted and elegant, almost like a Mediterranean take on cru Beaujolais, or maybe Nebbiolo. Somehow it’s only 12% alcohol. There’s a dusty baked earth quality that could be from the amphorae (I have no idea what that actually imparts vs stainless steel) or just the warmth of the Sicilian sun. Either way this is absolutely beautiful and am going back to the store to buy several more to put away.

Nero/Frappato blend made in amphora. Right away the translucent ruby red color and complex, exotic bouquet were extremely promising and this didn’t disappoint. Bursting with ripe cherry and raspberry, rose petals and savory spices in an earthy and herbal frame. Fresh and lifted and elegant, almost like a Mediterranean take on cru Beaujolais, or maybe Nebbiolo. Somehow it’s only 12% alcohol. There’s a dusty baked earth quality that could be from the amphorae (I have no idea what that actually imparts vs stainless steel) or just the warmth of the Sicilian sun. Either way this is absolutely beautiful and am going back to the store to buy several more to put away.

9.4

Meg Herring Delectable Pro

Funky and lively. I think I like this one more than the non-amphora version but I love both.

Funky and lively. I think I like this one more than the non-amphora version but I love both.

9.0

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

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

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

Ray Vanderhoff

Funky and full of brett. Aged in ancient amphora. Dank and brooding with musty overtones. Aromas of dried flowers and mushrooms. Sour cherry and cranberry flavors. Earthy, organic and really terrific.

Funky and full of brett. Aged in ancient amphora. Dank and brooding with musty overtones. Aromas of dried flowers and mushrooms. Sour cherry and cranberry flavors. Earthy, organic and really terrific.

9.0

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olor a carnr

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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

Location

  • 981 Sibley Memorial Highway
    Lilydale, MN 55118

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 8am-8pm

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