COS 2017 'Pithos' Bianco, Terre Siciliane IGP
Item Number: 12690
Sub Region: Ragusa
Appellation/AVA: Terre Siciliane IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Grecanico
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 11
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 wine is produced from Grecanico grapes sourced from estate vineyards in Fontane, Vittoria. The grapes are an average age of 12 years. Harvest is manual.
Vinification Notes: Spontaneous fermentation on the skins with indigenous yeast lasts ten to fifteen days in terracotta amphorae. The wine matures in amphorae for six months followed by three months in the bottle before release.
93pts (2016 Vintage) Wine Advocate 12/28/2018
"Packaged in a short, squat bottle, the 2016 Pithos Bianco flaunts its golden-copper color and its proudly oxidative style. The wine offers aromas of candied orange peel, almond, yellow rose and even a touch of smoky cedar or church incense. The wine is dry and slightly astringent in terms of mouthfeel. It is made with Grecanico grapes that see extended skin maceration times."