Azienda Agricola COS

Pithos Bianco Terre Siciliane Grecanico

9.0288 ratings
9.181 pro ratings
Sicily, Italy
Grecanico
Top Notes For
Allison Lyzenga

Medium gold; medium intensity aromas of yellow apple, apple skin, subtle cider, yellow plum, firm apricot, baking spices, almond; dry, high acid, medium alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, very complex and concentrated, well balanced, an outstanding wine

Medium gold; medium intensity aromas of yellow apple, apple skin, subtle cider, yellow plum, firm apricot, baking spices, almond; dry, high acid, medium alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, very complex and concentrated, well balanced, an outstanding wine

Apr 19th, 2021
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.7

Orange wine. Lacks acidity.

Orange wine. Lacks acidity.

Jun 15th, 2020
Paul Masson

Deceptive bones

Deceptive bones

May 10th, 2019
Chip Hughes

Mandarins, wildflowers. Brilliant orange. Fairly tannic, but not out of balance. Clean and well-made. #cos #sicilia

Mandarins, wildflowers. Brilliant orange. Fairly tannic, but not out of balance. Clean and well-made. #cos #sicilia

Aug 23rd, 2018
Alicia Cypress

Delicious funky orange Italian wine. Some grassy elements amid orange peel. Chalky at times. Almost refreshing, but with just enough complexity to hold you back so you can enjoy sipping rather than devouring.

Delicious funky orange Italian wine. Some grassy elements amid orange peel. Chalky at times. Almost refreshing, but with just enough complexity to hold you back so you can enjoy sipping rather than devouring.

Jan 12th, 2018
Kyle Groombridge

My first orange wine, and an Italian one to boot.. and a really cool one at that, but I honestly just don't know what to think about the presence of tannins in a white wine.. my puzzler is puzzled, as Dr. Suess would say. Minerality and funky overripe apricot abound on the nose with a tannic attack on the palate, balanced by some peach, mandarin, and "cellar room funk." Pretty cool stuff - I can see why people are trying to hunt this stuff down.

My first orange wine, and an Italian one to boot.. and a really cool one at that, but I honestly just don't know what to think about the presence of tannins in a white wine.. my puzzler is puzzled, as Dr. Suess would say. Minerality and funky overripe apricot abound on the nose with a tannic attack on the palate, balanced by some peach, mandarin, and "cellar room funk." Pretty cool stuff - I can see why people are trying to hunt this stuff down.

Jul 12th, 2017
Bob McDonald

Very much an “orange “ Wine having a cloudy amber Colour. A skinnsy aroma of peaches which translates to a certain bitterness on the palate. 100% Grecanico - despite the lengthy time on Skins in a clay amphora the wine retains freshness and acid. I remember last year when my wife and I visited COS our guide said they picked the grapes at 2 different times - to get acid in the first pick and fleshiness and riper fruit in the 2nd pick a couple of weeks later. Interesting and different.

Very much an “orange “ Wine having a cloudy amber Colour. A skinnsy aroma of peaches which translates to a certain bitterness on the palate. 100% Grecanico - despite the lengthy time on Skins in a clay amphora the wine retains freshness and acid. I remember last year when my wife and I visited COS our guide said they picked the grapes at 2 different times - to get acid in the first pick and fleshiness and riper fruit in the 2nd pick a couple of weeks later. Interesting and different.

2 people found it helpfulMay 13th, 2018
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

10

Interesting to read through the comments in this wine, it's not for everyone, but I love it. It reminds me of Big Black, if anyone remembers them from the 80s, the stark tannin structure is like that metallic grating guitar, cleansing, purifying, hard, stripped down. Orange wine is stripped down, it is missing the veneer of fruit and color, that is part of what is so special about it. It is like bauhaus architecture, you see the steel girders and the electrical conduit. This one is particularly that way. With a delicious resolution.

Interesting to read through the comments in this wine, it's not for everyone, but I love it. It reminds me of Big Black, if anyone remembers them from the 80s, the stark tannin structure is like that metallic grating guitar, cleansing, purifying, hard, stripped down. Orange wine is stripped down, it is missing the veneer of fruit and color, that is part of what is so special about it. It is like bauhaus architecture, you see the steel girders and the electrical conduit. This one is particularly that way. With a delicious resolution.

2 people found it helpfulMar 30th, 2017
John Willison

Orange liquor, apricot, musty, earthy...citrus and funk.

Orange liquor, apricot, musty, earthy...citrus and funk.

1 person found it helpfulMar 21st, 2020
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.1

Super bowl magnum

Super bowl magnum

1 person found it helpfulFeb 13th, 2020