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Contrada Zisola

Catarratto Terre Siciliane IGT

$50.00 USD
Contrada Zisola
Robert Parker
92 Pts
James Suckling
91 Pts
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 location

Contrada Zisola - Noto, Sicilia

Grape varieties




Total acidity


Vineyards location

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


Medium texture, calcareous and mineral

Training system

Hand-pruned bush vines

Nr. of vines per hectare



Hand picked from August 15th


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

50% typical white wine vinification "sur lies"

Fermentation temperature

At low temperature (15°C)


July 2022

Available on the market

March 2023


7.500 bottles


750 ml - 1,5 lt

First vintage


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Robert Parker

92 Pts


95 Pts


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

The vineyard

Contrada Zisola
identiy-driven and courageously innovative

The soil and climate characteristics of the Zisola estate with its highly calcareous soil and proximity to the sea that ensures excellent ventilation, combined with the low-yielding "alberello" training method and the distinctive acidity of the Catarratto, ensure a fresh, complex and long-lived wines.

100% Catarratto

Catarratto variety, the most widespread white grape in Sicily, hase been present on the territory since ancient times and becomes now protagonist at Zisola with Contrada Zisola, a 100% Catarratti wherewith the Mazzei family continues its goal of enhancing indigenous grape varieties of Sicily. In a region historically renowned for its red wines, Contrada Zisola is both deeply identity-driven and courageously innovative: a white gem that shines in a land of reds.

Structure and longevity

The passion for this land has encouraged us to acquire a deep knowledge of the micro climate, the resources availability, soil characteristics and biological complexity of each parcel.
This uniqueness is enhanced thanks to a sartorial work in the vineyard.
We pay the same attention to each harvest and each wine of the estate which expresses an original and true interpretation of great potentiality of the various grape in this corner of Sicily.

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