2019 COS 'Pithos' Bianco Grecanico Terre Siciliane
Organic · Orange Wine
VINEYARD Sourced from the estate Fontane vineyard.
ORIENTATION 230 meters in elevation.
SOIL Red soil of medium consistency; made up of subalpine sands composed of limestone and silica.
VITICULTURE Hand-harvested. Vines average 12 years of age.
VINIFICATION Spontaneous fermentation lasting ten to fifteen days in amphorae on the skins with indigenous yeast. Remains in contact with the skins for seven months in amphora
AGING Aged in amphorae for seven months followed by three months in the bottle before release. Pithos Bianco (and Rosso) spend about 240 days on the skins in amphora.
NOTES Pithos is the Greek word for amphora.