COS 2021 'Pithos' Bianco, Terre Siciliane IGP
Item Number: 17700
Sub Region: Ragusa
Appellation/AVA: Terre Siciliane IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Grecanico
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Red with subalpine sands and limestone with layers of clay and calcareous tufa
Elevation: 230 meters
Vineyard Notes: The wine is produced from Grecanico grapes sourced from estate vineyards in Vittoria. The grapes are an average age of 12 years. Harvest is manual. The winery is certified organic but also practices biodynamic principles.
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.
Fun Fact: DNA testing shows that Grecanico is identical to the Soave grape Garganega.