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Azisa

Sicilia DOC

$18.00 USD
Format
Vintage
Quantity
Azisa
James Suckling
91 Pts
Falstaff
90 Pts | Gold Medal
Winescritic.com
90 Pts
Vini Buoni d'Italia
4 Stars
Format
Vintage
Azisa
AzisaSicilia DOC
$18.00 USD

The beauty of the white in Sicilia

Azisa, the word that gives rise to the name Zisola, also means "beautiful", an adjective that describes in one single word the character of this wine made from grapes of Grillo.

Technical sheet

Winery

Zisola

Winery location

Noto, Sicilia

Grape varieties

50% Grillo, 50% Catarratto

Alcohol

13.00%

Total acidity

6.50%

Vineyards location

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

Soil

Medium texture, calcareous and mineral

Training system

Head-pruned bush vines

Nr. of vines per hectar

5.500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from August 26th

Fermentation temperature

15 °C

Bottling

March 2022

Available on the market

April 2022

Production

30.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt

First vintage

2014

Key description

Aromatic, fresh, flower and citrus notes, pleasantly dry and mineral

Food pairing

Light starters, pasta with seafood, grilled vegetables

 

 

 

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Awards

James Suckling

91 Pts

Falstaff

90 Pts

Winescritic.com

90 Pts

Vini Buoni d'Italia

4 Stars

Harvest

The hot, dry summer contributed to delaying the harvest until September, with much milder temperatures and better air quality, thanks to some long-awaited and much-needed rainfall.

In terms of the climate and wine results, it is very reminiscent of the unequivocal 2014 vintage. Very elegant wines obtained with extremely impressive structure and good body. A balance achieved over the years through the confluence of plant soil and climate, also evolves in 2021 heralding plenty of satisfaction.

Beginning of the harvest: August 26th, 2021

End of the harvest: October 5th, 2021

Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 83 mm

Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 4.286 °C

Evaluation: Very Good

Technical sheet

Winery

Zisola

Winery location

Noto, Sicilia

Grape varieties

50% Grillo, 50% Catarratto

Alcohol

13.00%

Total acidity

5.80%

Vineyards location

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

Soil

Medium texture, calcareous and mineral

Training system

Head-pruned bush vines

Nr. of vines per hectar

5.500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from August 27th (Grillo), September 18th (Catarratto)

Fermentation temperature

15 °C

Bottling

March 2021

Available on the market

April 2021

Production

41.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt

First vintage

2014

Key description

Aromatic, fresh, flower and citrus notes, pleasantly dry and mineral

Food pairing

Light starters, pasta with seafood, grilled vegetables

 

 

 

 

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Awards

James Suckling

91 Pts

Falstaff

90 Pts

Harvest

Following a pattern set in recent years, rainfall levels in 2020 were very low. A period of cold at the beginning of the year aided vine dormancy and made for optimal pruning conditions.

Vegetative growth began in early March, almost two weeks earlier than average; this precocity continued through flowering and fruit set thanks to higher spring temperatures which persisted through the month of May.

The dry spell broke at the beginning of June with a few light showers which came just in time to replenish water supplies for the summer months. After two atypical years, summer fell back into a more normal rhythm for Sicily with very hot dry days and sharp temperature drops overnight. This pattern continued until the end of September, allowing bunches to mature fully and grapes to develop interesting aromatic properties.

The wines promise to be display prominent mineral notes, and to be pleasantly acidic.

Beginning of the harvest: August 27th

End of the harvest: September 30th

Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 174 mm

Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 4114 °C

Evaluation: Good

Technical sheet

Winery

Zisola

Winery location

Noto, Sicilia

Grape varieties

50% Grillo, 50% Catarratto

Alcohol

13.00%

Total acidity

5.50%

Vineyards location

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

Soil

Medium texture, calcareous and mineral

Training system

Head-pruned bush vines

Nr. of vines per hectar

5.500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 4th (Grillo), October 2nd (Catarratto)

Fermentation temperature

15 °C

Bottling

April 2020

Available on the market

May 2020

Production

32.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt

First vintage

2014

Key description

Aromatic, fresh, flower and citrus notes, pleasantly dry and mineral

Food pairing

Light starters, pasta with seafood, grilled vegetables

 

 

 

 

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Awards

James Suckling

91 Pts

Falstaff

90 Pts

Harvest

Winter temperatures were lower than average, with some frosts and a moderate amount of rain which gave the plants a healthy start. Mild spring temperatures aided vegetative growth and fruit set, which ended with the onset of heat on 3 June. It was an atypical summer for Sicily, with unstable temperatures that at times soared above 40°C (104°F) but also dropped off sharply at night, and constant light showers. This pushed the harvest back to ten days later than in previous years. The end result, however, was very satisfactory: a range of elegant wines fully in line with Zisola’s qualitative standards.


Beginning of the harvest: September 4th

End of the harvest: October 14th

Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 185 mm

Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 4108 °C

Evaluation: Good

Technical sheet

Winery

Zisola

Winery location

Noto, Sicilia

Grape varieties

50% Grillo, 50% Catarratto

Alcohol

12.30%

Total acidity

5.75%

Vineyards location

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

Soil

Medium texture, calcareous and mineral

Training system

Head-pruned bush vines

Nr. of vines per hectar

5.500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from August 23rd (Grillo), September 13th (Catarratto)

Fermentation temperature

15 °C

Bottling

April 2019

Available on the market

May 2019

Production

24.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt

First vintage

2014

Key description

Aromatic, fresh, flower and citrus notes, pleasantly dry and mineral

Food pairing

Light starters, pasta with seafood, grilled vegetables

 

 

 

 

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