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Pithos Rosso Vittoria Nero d'Avola Frappato

9.0396 ratings
9.1101 pro ratings
Vittoria, Sicily, Italy
Nero d'Avola, Frappato
Top Notes For
Kevin McCarthy

One of the most unique reds I've ever had. Sicilian and aged in clay vats, acidity is an understatement. However, it's balanced and produces brilliant tartness. Drinking this now is like me at age 6 eating sweet tarts

One of the most unique reds I've ever had. Sicilian and aged in clay vats, acidity is an understatement. However, it's balanced and produces brilliant tartness. Drinking this now is like me at age 6 eating sweet tarts

5 people found it helpfulDec 12th, 2014
Jonathan Troutman

Wine Blogger Jonathan Troutman

9.2

There's high toned acidity. And then there's this.

There's high toned acidity. And then there's this.

3 people found it helpfulNov 1st, 2014
Christopher Wisner

Wine Manager, American Wine & Spirits

9.8

Got this at a tasting two nights ago and just remembered I had it open. Love this wine. It's strange....tart, bright red fruit, bracing acidity, delicious, and perfect with food.

Got this at a tasting two nights ago and just remembered I had it open. Love this wine. It's strange....tart, bright red fruit, bracing acidity, delicious, and perfect with food.

3 people found it helpfulNov 11th, 2013
Tom Kobylarz

Bright ruby red in color. A fierce attack on the palate of acid and tannin. A wash in sour red fruits, this is a great counter point to food and only gets better with it. Aged in clay terracotta amphora, this is extreme on the unique scale, yet very much a well made wine. A 40/60 blend of Frappato and Nero d'Avola.

Bright ruby red in color. A fierce attack on the palate of acid and tannin. A wash in sour red fruits, this is a great counter point to food and only gets better with it. Aged in clay terracotta amphora, this is extreme on the unique scale, yet very much a well made wine. A 40/60 blend of Frappato and Nero d'Avola.

2 people found it helpfulOct 30th, 2015
Matt Siegle

Structured acidity, but balanced; long in the mouth yet tart! Roses/flowers on the nose.

Structured acidity, but balanced; long in the mouth yet tart! Roses/flowers on the nose.

1 person found it helpfulJan 5th, 2017
Scott Wren

Nice dusty Nero and Frappato. Med bodied so goes with just about everything. A slightly bitter undertone which is endearing.

Nice dusty Nero and Frappato. Med bodied so goes with just about everything. A slightly bitter undertone which is endearing.

1 person found it helpfulJul 25th, 2016
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.0

Essentially the Cerasuolo but aged in clay pots underground. Pretty intense difference between the two. This is way soft and suple on the nose, but has some hilighted bitterness on the finish... I think that this should probably be decanted for some amount of time.

Essentially the Cerasuolo but aged in clay pots underground. Pretty intense difference between the two. This is way soft and suple on the nose, but has some hilighted bitterness on the finish... I think that this should probably be decanted for some amount of time.

1 person found it helpfulJan 10th, 2016
Alberto Cdm

Molto piacevole.

Molto piacevole.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 6th, 2015
BurgundyFan

Good wine, balance, elegant, nice pairing with seafood

Good wine, balance, elegant, nice pairing with seafood

Feb 19th, 2017
Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

9.0

This was bottle was a little unstable in its natural funkiness, but when it was temporarily on, it was on.

This was bottle was a little unstable in its natural funkiness, but when it was temporarily on, it was on.

Feb 4th, 2017