Pithos Rosso - 2017 - Giusto Occhipinti
An open nose, with notes of cherry, raspberry, and flowers. Palate: fleshy, rounded, with lovely fruit and great finesse... An irreproachable wine.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Vittoria Rosso DOC
- Degree of alcohol
- 12 %
- To drink from
- 2020 to 2024
A cuvée of 60% Nero d'Avola and 40% Frappato, from vines around 20 years old, cultivated organically and biodynamically, situated on the southeast side of the island, at an altitude of 250 metres. Vinification: grapes are harvested by hand in small crates, macerated briefly, and fermented with indigenous yeasts. Matured 7 months in barrels for the Nero d'Avola and in vats for the Frappato. The wine is lightly filtered, with a micro-dose of sulphur at bottling.
Giusto Occhipinti is Arianna’s uncle, but above all he is her mentor. He founded this vineyard in 1980 with two friends. From the first letters of their three names (Cilia, Occhipinti, Strano) came the name of Domaine COS. From three hectares in 1980, they grew to 10 ha in 1990, then they acquired a further 20 hectares in 2005. Giambattista Cilia and Giusto Occhipinti, who now run the estate...All wines
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