Grape: Nero d'Avola/Frappato
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 winery is practicing organic and ferments in amphorae using natural, ambient yeast.
Open and generous, with aromas of wild berry, rose hip, pressed violet and moist earth. Notes of red berries and savory herbs, and a long, mineral finish.