£22.80/ 0.75 L btl
What does this wine taste like?
|Violets / Raspberry / Cassis / Damp earth|
|Dry / Fresh / Sapido / Fruit-forward|
Drinking and storing
Panzerotti, Pomodori ripeni, Pasta con le melanzane, Carne di manzo alla brace
Ratings and awards
Very good, but not as much as other vintages
The Occhipinti at Azienda Cos are fabulous and, usually, the Pithos red is my favourite bottling of theirs. It may be because of its youth or the characteristics vintaged, but this time the wine, while being very good, seemed a bit muted in comparison with previous incarnations. Having said that the elegance and refinement of the wine is still there, with the pristine fruit, the gritty but fine tannins, the clove and cinnamon touch in the aftertaste.
I would love to try this with some more age
This wine is wonderful, but it is a pity it is released so soon. With a couple more years in bottle it will surely show further complexity. The texture imparted by the amphorae is fascinating —slightly chalky, dusty— but they never interfere with the purity of the fruit, which is wonderful.
Natural wine. Exciting winery. Good value.
An excellent natural wine from an interesting winery exploring traditional winemaking methods - Pithos Rosso is aged in terra-cotta amphorae. Good wine. Good value. Good purchase!
A first red from the producer for me, excellent depth of flavour and surprisingly low in alcohol, an excellent lighter red
Comme si la Sicile se trouvait entre Bourgogne et Jura
Plus de soleil dans cette cuvée que dans le Nero di Lupo mais ça reste frais, tendu et raffiné. Le nez est puissant, avec des notes minérales de pierres chaudes évoluant rapidement sur la confiture de fraises. La bouche est bizarrement plus légère et fraîche sur la minéralité en premier puis sur le fruit rouge acide fraise-framboise. On hésite entre un rouge du jura et le sud-bourgogne. Très beau vin
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...