Cos Pithos Rosso 2020 · Buy it for £23.00 at Vinissimus
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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti12.5%

The wine

Pithos Rosso is made from a blend of Frappato and Nero d'Avola, two of Italy's native varieties which complement each other aromatically, the first with floral and spicy notes and the second with other more earthy and balsamic hints. The grapes ferment by means of indigenous yeasts, in terracotta amphoras wedged into the ground in order to keep the temperature and humidity constant. In ancient times, ceramic containers were used when producing wine, but obviously at some point the use of wood and steel became preferable. Cos has been the first Sicilian winery to reintroduce this ancient tradition, since terracotta also allows the wine to breathe, yet unlike oak, it doesn't alter it. The winery thus follows a business philosophy focused on the production of natural wines and on the preservation of the individual characteristics possessed by the vineyard and terroir.

Pithos Rosso enables us to savour the Vittoria terroir in all its flair and intensity, to taste its fruit and the minerality of its soils. In the glass, it appears a bright red colour and at first exudes aromas of flowers and red fruits. An open nose that makes its presence known, with an aromatic bouquet in which also figure wild mushrooms and undergrowth, aromatic herbs, and a minerality that heralds a most pleasant and flavoursome wine.

On the palate, it again emphasises the fruit and the soil, vigorously and resolutely. A wine that has brisk acidity, that's fruity and earthy, fragrant, full of life and cheerfulness.

What does this wine taste like?

Rosso granato
Violets / Raspberry / Cassis / Damp earth
Dry / Fresh / Sapido / Fruit-forward

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

Panzerotti / Pomodori ripeni / Pasta con le melanzane / Carne di manzo alla brace

Ratings and awards

201793+ PK
201691+ PK
201491 PK
PK: Parker

Customer reviews

10 reviews

The winery

Azienda Agricola Cos

Founded in 1980 by Giambattista Cilia, Cirino Strano and Giusto Occhipinti, three friends who wanted to look back at what had once been their ancestors' business, the Winery takes its name from the acronym of their surnames. Cos has completely changed Cerasuolo di Vittoria with the adoption biodynamic viticulture principles to allow the wine to express the depth and character of the soil. As Pioneers and dreamers, from 1980 the three founders embarked on a road of uncompromised...