EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL, COS Olio D'Oliva Extravergine Organic 50cl bottle
Giusto Occhipinti is Arianna’s uncle, but above all he is her mentor. He founded this vineyard in 1980 with two friends. From the first letters of their three names (Cilia, Occhipinti, Strano) came the name of Domaine COS. From three hectares in 1980, they grew to 10 ha in 1990, then they acquired a further 20 hectares in 2005. Giambattista Cilia and Giusto Occhipinti, who now run the estate alone, have become renowned as pioneers in Sicily of biodynamic viticulture and vinification in amphorae. They are also ardent defenders of the sole DOCG of Sicily: Cerasuolo di Vittoria, their cuvée of which is a marvel of delicacy. Giusto is a man as sincere as his very original, very precise wines.
The COS team crafts their olive oil with the same passion and respect for their ancestral land as they do their wines. The olives are sourced from 18 hectares of organically farmed groves in the contrada of Piraino, in the region around Chiaramonte Gulfi. The trees are of the Tonda Iblea variety, some of which are over a hundred years old. To protect the vitality of their trees, the COS team harvests all olives by hand. The olives are then immediately sent to the mill for cold pressing the same day.
Add a fresh taste of Sicily to the table. Drizzle over salads, your favorite pasta dishes and fresh baked bread. With notes of peppers and tomato on the nose, COS's artisanal olive oil has delicious acidity with a delicate spice profile.