94pt Sicilian White $25btl
In recent weeks I have offered several wines from my personal favorite Sicilian winery…COS.
COS is one of the best. It was started by Giusto Occhipinti with two classmates back in the early 1980s. On a shoestring budget, the three friends vinified the grapes from their parents’ vineyards. They went on a journey that led them from oak to concrete to Amphorae and from modernism to non-interventionist wine making. Now they are well established as one of Sicily’s leading exponents of biodynamic production and make wines of freshness and aromatic expression.
2014 COS * Rami Bianco
EMAIL DEAL- $120.00 per six pack
The 2014 Rami (Inzolia 50% and Grecanico 50%) is a gorgeous, beguiling, utterly exotic wine. Tobacco, dried herbs, orange peel, sage, rosemary and smoke are all woven together on a deep, broad-shouldered frame. A gorgeous, expressive wine, the Rami is loaded with pure class. Hints of honey, orange peel and hazelnuts add further complexity with time.
2015 COS * Pithos Bianco
EMAIL DEAL- $150.00 per six pack
Pithos Bianco is a pure expression of Grecanico macerated on its skins for seven months in clay amphorae that are buried underground. It pours into the glass revealing a light orange color that is laced with brilliant highlights of shiny gold and amber. Soft, floral notes meld into white, yellow stone fruits, peaches and savory herbs in this soft beautifully delineated wine. Textural finesse and elegance are the hallmarks. Saline notes frame the exceptionally polished finish. Simply exquisite.