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COS, 2019 Pithos Bianco, Terre Siciliane IGT


Producer

COS

Vintage

2019

Region

ItalySicilia

Appellation

Terre Siciliane IGT

Cuvée

Pithos Bianco

Varietal

Grecanico

Farming

Organic & Biodynamic

Vinification

Low Sulfur Vinification & Aging, Skin contact, Amphora aged, Amphora fermented, Indigenous yeast fermented

Soil Type

Sedimentary Clay, Sandstone, Chalky Limestone, Clay

100% Grecanico

Soil & Vineyard: Red volanic & clay soils with subalpine sands. Sourced from the Fontane vineyard. 230 meters elevation.

Vinification & Aging: Indigenous yeast whole berry fermentation lasting 10-15 days takes place in amphorae. Aged and aditional 7 months on the skins in amphorae for a total of 240 days.

Pithos is the Greek word for amphora.

A super fresh, almost minty nose leads into a full but tense, deeply layered wine showing nice mineral definition and taught acidity. The long skin contact and amphora movement of the lees provide an additional level of complexity. This wine shows well now, but has plenty in reserve for 3-5 years of bottle aging.

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