Cos Nero di Lupo Nero d'Avola 2016

$35.00 Regular price $19.00
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COS (Cilia, Occhipinti, & Strano) started in the 80s as a project between three friends. Hoping to bring the best out of the native grapes of southern Sicily, they played with Frappato, Grecanico, and the island's star grape, Nero d'Avola. Since their humble beginnings, COS has become one of the 'it' wineries to bridge the gap between natural wine enthusiasts and skeptics. They practice spontaneous fermentation, age in concrete and amphora, yet the wines still retain the polished juicy fruit that less nuanced natural wines lack. Here we have their 100% Nero d'Avola, the 'Nero di Lupo.' As the wine of the wolf, it's brooding- black cherry, blueberry, cracked pepper leather and underbrush. It bristles with smoky spice and plush berries but at only 11% alcohol, sits elegantly on the palate with plenty of acidity to keep it light on its feet. At just under $20, it delivers all the earthy complexity Sicily is famous for at an everyday pizza/pasta pairing price.

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Orders are generally ready within 1-3 business days, but you can always email or call us for a status update. 

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After checking out, you will receive a pickup confirmation email when the order has been pulled and packed. You can pickup your wine at our shop at 2301 Portsmouth Street in Upper Kirby, Houston. For more information, or if you need your wine more quickly, reach out to us at and we will do everything we can to accomodate.