COS, 2018 Pithos Bianco, Terre Siciliane IGT
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.