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COS, Pithos bianco IGT Sicilia 2012

White wine, 750 ml
SAQ code :  12316352 UPC code :  08033749750327
Italy
Sicily
 
Producer Azienda Agricola COS
Degree of alcohol 10.5 %
Organic product

The 2012 Pithos Bianco is a pure expression of  Grecanico macerated on its skins for seven months in clay amphorae that are buried underground. It pours into the glass revealing a light orange color that is laced with brilliant highlights of shiny gold and amber. The bouquet is immediately enticing  with delicate nuances of dried peach, orange peel, creme caramel, candied fruit and fresh almond paste. You can’t beat the complexity of Pithos Bianco. As it opens aromatically, it begins to show seductive slivers of dried mint leaf, cardamom,   wet terracotta and crushed oyster shell or marine salt. The 2012 vintage is epic in its opulence and intensity—one of the best I’ve tasted so far. To be expected from a white wine that sees extended skin contact, the wine shows a tannic bite and firm  supporting structure. The mouthfeel is dry to the point of feeling dusty, with the alcohol registering at a low 10.5% (although it feels warmer). Even if  you are not a fan of the “orange” school of winemaking, there is  o denying this wine’s profound  appeal. I look forward to checking in on its evolution  10 years from now. Th is is a masterpiece. — www.erobertparker.com 

 

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