2021 Pithos Rosso
28.99 3+ (code: 3saves3)
Like the bianco, I like to call this the amphora wine for people that do not like amphora red wines or prefer a style more like regular red wine wines.Area of production: Bastonca, Vittoria (RG), South-East of Sicily.Grape variety: Nero d’Avola 100%.Agriculture: Organic.Altitude: 230 Meters a.s.l.Soil: red soil, medium consistency; formed of sub-apennine sands of Pliocene origin, of limestone-siliceous nature.Training system: Guyot.Planting density: 5.000 vines/hectare.Average age of vines in production: 25 years.Harvest period: end of September, first days of October.Fermentation: spontaneous in terracotta amphorae, on the skins with indigenous yeasts.Aging: amphora and bottle.90 Vinous (the 2019, not the unrated 2020 here)
The 2019 Rosso Pithos is dark, dusty and youthfully coy, showing just a glimmer of wild blackberries, blueberries, sage and wet stone. Its silky textures are further enlivened by bright acidity, while crunchy, tart woodland berries and minerals cascade across the palate. This is so juicy yet refined, coloring within the lines of balance while delivering masses of fresh fruits and florals. The Pithos is a blend of 60% Nero d'Avola and 40% Frappato.