COS 2021 'Pithos' Rosso, Vittoria DOC
Item Number: 17701
Sub Region: Ragusa
Appellation/AVA: Vittoria Rosso DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Nero d'Avola
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
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 28 years. Harvest is manual.
Vinification Notes: Spontaneous fermentation on the skins occurs with indigenous yeasts 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.
Tasting Notes: Lively, fresh, and elegant with nice minerality and a lovely natural touch. Enjoy dried cherries, some leather, and spices. We recommend decanting before drinking.