2015 Pithos Bianco from Sicilian top producer Azienda Cos is a unique organic white wine with a great personality produced in the classical way using terracotta amphorae for both the fermentation and maturation of the wine.
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|Classification||Terre Siciliane I.G.P.|
|Wine style||Dry white wine|
|Maturation||At least 12 months partly in amphorae and partly in the bottles|
|Bouquet||Intense and expressive bouquet, with notes of candied fruit, dried fruit and sweet spices|
|Taste||Complex, of great personality, rich and persistent|
|Pairs with||Excellent with pasta dishes, risotto with seafood, a variety of white meats and grilled fish dishes. Serve at 10-12 C.|
The Grecanico vines for the Pithos Bianco white wine grow in the Cos vineyards near Vittoria in Southern Sicily at an altitude of around 230 m. The vines have an age of 12 years. The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted and destalked followed by the fermentation on the skins in terracotta amphorae. The wine was matured for at least 12 months partly in amphorae and partly in the bottles.
Colour: Intense golden
Bouquet: Pleasant shades of peach, quince, apricot and dried fruit.
Taste: A powerful, soft and broad wine, complex, nutty and spicy with savory, mineral notes.
Longevity 3-5 years.