At A Glance
COS is a legendary producer that helped pave the way for the natural wine movement. It all started in 1980 with three friends fresh out of high school. The three friends; Giambattista ‘Titta’ Cilia, Giusto Occhipinti, and Cirino Strano, started making wine with some of the family vineyards and they were hooked – COS is an acronym for their last names. They returned to the roots of winemaking, eventually adding Amphora for aging some of the wines -Amphora (Pithos) are large clay pots that predated barrels. In the heart of Sicily’s only DOCG, Cerasuolo di Vittoria, COS is producing some of the most respected natural wines in the world, while still maintaining the classic style and character of their region. Certified organic with biodynamic practices.
REGION: Cerasuolo di Vittoria
WINEMAKERS: Giusto Occhipinti, Titta Cilia
ESTATE OWNER: Giusto Occhipinti, Titta Cilia
FARMING: Certified organic with biodynamic practices
KEY GRAPE VARIETIES: Frappato, Nero d’Avola, Zibibbo, Grecanico, Inzolia, Grillo
“Wine is our soul, our job, our rhythms, and our art. Wine is the fruit of patience, patience that is needed to work with what each season provides us with, our efforts and then waiting for nature to work its magic. ” –Giambattista Cilia, Cirino Strano and Giusto Occhipinti