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New Vintages of COS Whites from Sicily

COS Whites
 
Today's feature is an oldie but a goodie here at Some Good Wine. Azienda Agricola COS––to be known here on out as simply COS––has been a staple of our Sicilian diet since we opened. As of recent, the winery has moved from working with their original distributor Domaine Select to Polaner Selections. The good news for the consumer, is that the prices are better.
COS is a legend in the Vittoria region, who is known for mass experimentation and giving guidance to lots of younger folks such as the legendary Arianna Occhipinti (Gustavo Occhipinti is the winemarker and uncle.)  Read some more here from the great Eric Asimov. 
On a personal note, I tend to have a very mystical connection to these wines as they are ones which originally got me obsessed with Sicily. The reds embody all the smoke, grit, muscle and passion that comes to mind with Sicilian reds. The whites are weird and part of the nouveau lineup that is coming off shore with semi orange, orange and just plain whackiness.
For today, we have the new lineup of whites set to hit the shores next week, but I had the chance to sample of these recently and they're good as they get, but as always, not infinite in production. 
 
  • 10% off 6, 15% off 12
  • Wines to Arrive in 2 Weeks

2018 COS Pithos Bianco
Special Newsletter Price: $34.99
Orange, 100% Grillo. Serious yet fun. Light smoke essence with slight candied orange, floral essence, lemon and grass with a singing smokey fun! 

2018 COS Rami
Special Newsletter Price: $28.99
50-50 blend of Inzolia and Grecanico. Exotic like some of the other orange Sicilian whites with honey notes, floral hints, grapefruit oils, herbs, tobacco and tons of minerality. Aged in stainless steel gives it a mouthful of floral notes, fatness and heavy weight fruit flavors.  Long, exotic and oh so interesting. 

2017 COS Zibibo
Special Newsletter Price: $34.99
COS's newest creation. Amphora cask, skin contact Zibbibo (aka Muscat). One of the more benign wines in this category as it is orange and low alcohol. Floral and perfumed with gorgeous salinity and creamy orange peel texture. 

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