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Contrada Zisola

Catarratto Terre Siciliane IGT

$50.00 USD
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Contrada Zisola Catarratto Terre Siciliane IGT
Contrada ZisolaCatarratto Terre Siciliane IGT
$50.00 USD

One of the first iconic Sicilian wines

With this 100% Catarratto, a varietal widely spread in Sicily since very remote times, the Mazzei family continues its intention of enhancing the native vines of South-Eastern Sicily.
The pedoclimatic peculiarities of Zisola estate, that is to say highly calcareous soil and proximity to the sea which guarantees excellent ventilation, combined with the "alberello" (bush) training system with low yields and the characteristic acidity of Catarratto, guarantee a fresh and potentially long-lasting wine.

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Technical sheet

Winery

Zisola

Winery location

Contrada Zisola - Noto, Sicilia

Grape varieties

Catarratto

Alcohol

13%

Total acidity

7.3%

Vineyards location

130 m.a.l.m.; S/E exposure

Soil

Medium texture, calcareous and mineral

Training system

Hand-pruned bush vines

Nr. of vines per hectare

5.550

Harvest

Hand picked from August 15th

Vinification

50% on the skins in "cocciopesto" amphora for 3 months;

50% typical white wine vinification "sur lies"

Fermentation temperature

At low temperature (15°C)

Bottling

October 2023

Available on the market

March 2024

Production

6.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt

First vintage

2021

     
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Harvest

The winter was characterised by below average temperatures, with some frosts and low levels of rainfall, which laid down the basis for good plant health conditions.

The vegetative awakening and fruit-setting stages benefitted from the mild spring temperatures, which ended in May with the arrival of a series of heat waves.

The summer was extremely anomalous by Sicilian standards, with peak temperatures over 40°C, but with sudden and substantial temperature changes, and light rainfall in September, that delayed the harvest by 10 days, with respect to previous years.

The result of the harvest is most satisfactory, yielding a production of elegant wines, in line with the company’s research.


Beginning of the harvest: August 26th, 2022

End of the harvest: October 5th, 2022

Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 183 mm

Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 4.299 °C

Evaluation: Good

Technical sheet

Winery

Zisola

Winery location

Contrada Zisola - Noto, Sicilia

Grape varieties

Catarratto

Alcohol

12%

Total acidity

9.41%

Vineyards location

130 m.a.l.m.; S/E exposure

Soil

Medium texture, calcareous and mineral

Training system

Hand-pruned bush vines

Nr. of vines per hectare

5.550

Harvest

Hand picked from August 15th

Vinification

50% on the skins in "cocciopesto" amphora for 3 months;

50% typical white wine vinification "sur lies"

Fermentation temperature

At low temperature (15°C)

Bottling

July 2022

Available on the market

March 2023

Production

7.500 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt

First vintage

2021