COS 2016 'Pithos' Rosso, Vittoria DOC

COS 2016 'Pithos' Rosso, Vittoria DOC

Item Number: 12689

UPC: 8-033749750129

Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Sub Region: Ragusa
Appellation/AVA: Vittoria Rosso DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 60% Nero d'Avola / 40% Frappato
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Red with subalpine sands and limestone with layers of clay and calcareous tufa
Elevation: 230 meters asl

Vineyard Notes: The grapes are sourced from estate vineyards in Bastonaca, Vittoria. The average vine age is 25 years. Harvest is manual.

Vinification Notes: Spontaneous fermentation on the skins occurs with indigenous yeast for 10-15 days in terracotta amphorae. Pithos Rosso matures for six months in amphorae followed by 3 months in concrete tanks. The wine rests in bottle before release.

89pts (2017 Vintage) Vinous 8/6/2019
"erfumed aromas of violet, rose and red berries. Then saline and savory herbs complement red berry flavors boasting very good inner-mouth perfume if not mind-boggling concentration or complexity. Closes long and mineral."

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 91+ (12/28/2018)

    The COS 2016 Pithos Rosso is bright and luminous with a very buoyant and direct delivery of aromas. It feels like there could be a vague spot of volatile acidity, but this serves to prop up (in Italian: "dare spalla") the careful intensity of this fragile and elegant bouquet. This wine is fermented in clay amphorae. This vintage results in a lean and elegantly streamlined mouthfeel.