COS 2013 Pithos |Anfora|

An interesting wine, a sophisticated label and bottle shape, yet not enough weight to carry it forward for very long. I felt it lacks the luster I expected, and falls short of getting onto my wine list.

But what is interesting is the fact that COS was founded by Giambattista (Titta) Cilia, Giusto Occhipinti and Cirino (Rino) Strano, three friends who wanted to recreate the work of their ancestors.

The acronym (Cilia-Occhipinti-Strano) represents the company’s name hence COS. The COS terroir of Vittoria adopts the principles of biodynamics and the wines are made with amphoras, the very type of clay jars used by the ancient Greeks.

The first shipment came from Spain in September 2000, and thus, Pithos was born and a new COS identity was created. The Pithos cuvée is fermented and aged solely in the amphoras.

(89 Points)

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