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COS

Sicily (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 3
Average Score: ✧✧✧✧

Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2003 Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2003
Contrada Labirinto 2001 Contrada Labirinto 2001
Scyri 2000 Scyri 2000



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  Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2003, COS (Italy)

Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2003

COS (Italy)

Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Sicily)
Nero d'Avola (60%), Frappato (40%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Sicily) The wine shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of black cherry, blackberry and plum followed by aromas of raspberry, blueberry, carob, violet, tobacco and vanilla. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and pleasing crispness, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and blackberry. The Nero d'Avola grape used for the production of this Cerasuolo di Vittoria ages in cask, whereas Frappato ages in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 13%

Stewed and braised meat with mushrooms, Roasted meat, Broiled meat and barbecue

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

Issue 40, April 2006



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  Contrada Labirinto 2001, COS (Italy)

Contrada Labirinto 2001

COS (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nero d'Avola
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

(Sicily) This wine shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of black cherry, plum and blackberry followed by aromas of blueberry, toasted, licorice, tobacco, vanilla, carob and menthol. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum, black cherry and blackberry. Contrada Labirinto ages for 24 months in barrique, 6 months in steel tanks followed by 12 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Roasted meat, Braised and stewed meat with mushrooms, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

Issue 40, April 2006



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  Scyri 2000, COS (Italy)

Scyri 2000

COS (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nero d'Avola
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

(Sicily) The wine shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of black cherry and plum followed by aromas of blackberry, dried violet, carob, toasted, vanilla, tobacco, licorice, leather, mace and eucalyptus. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum, black cherry and blackberry. A well made wine. Scyri ages for 24-36 months in cask.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Game, Roasted meat, Braised and stewed meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

March 2006


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