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Doppiozeta

Noto Rosso DOC

$38.00 USD
Quantity
Doppiozeta
Decanter
96 Pts | Gold Medal
James Suckling
94 Pts
Winescritic.com
94 Pts
Doppiozeta
DoppiozetaNoto Rosso DOC
$38.00 USD

One of the first iconic Sicilian wines

The Nero d'Avola “cru”, from the three best single estate parcels rigorously bush trained. It comes from an organic viticulture (in conversion) combined with a sartorial work to best express the biodiversities of these three parcels. Naturally fermented and unfiltered.

Technical sheet

Winery

Zisola

Winery location

Contrada Zisola - Noto (Siracusa)

Grape varieties

Nero d'Avola

Alcohol

13.17%

Total acidity

6.54%

Vineyards location

3 parcels (Piscina, Sopra Navel, Mandorleto) 95-130 m (310-425 ft) a.s.l.; S/E exposure

Soil

Medium texture, calcareous and mineral with a good rocky structure

Vineyards age

10 - 15 years

Training system

Head-pruned bush vines - Organic agricolture (in conversion)

Nr. of vines per hectar

5.500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 10th

Vinification

Natural fermentation in small stainless steel tanks without any addition of yeast or temperature control

Period of maceration

30 days

Ageing

Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in oak - Over 16 months in 500 lt Tonneaux (medium toasting - 50% new)

Finissage

Over 4 months in concrete tanks

Bottling

December 2020

Available on the market

October 2021

Production

20.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage

2006

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Intense, pronounced spices and fruit flavors, powerful and elegant texture


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Awards

Doctor Wine

95 Pts

James Suckling

93 Pts

Decanter

92 Pts

Vinous

92 Pts

Wine Spectator

91 Pts

Winescritic.com

90 Pts

   
Harvest

After a 2017 year characterised by severe drought, but with temperatures lower than the average, 2018 began with little rain which, however, did not affect the shoot growth from the end of March.
Spring was mild until May, when the climate dramatically changed, with a drop in temperature and very strong rainfall. Summer, too, was quite temperate, with many heavy showers; therefore, the harvest was postponed for 15 days.
This climatic trend continued throughout September, with mild temperatures during the day and cool ones at night, which favoured the proper ripening of the grapes. The result is satisfactory and confirms the results obtained in the previous years, with very elegant wines.

Beginning of the harvest: August 22nd
End of the harvest: September 28th
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 273 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 4130 °C
Evaluation: Good

Technical sheet

Winery

Zisola

Winery location

Contrada Zisola - Noto (Siracusa)

Grape varieties

Nero d'Avola

Alcohol

14.38%

Total acidity

6.30%

Vineyards location

3 parcels (Piscina, Sopra Navel, Mandorleto) 95-130 m (310-425 ft) a.s.l.; S/E exposure

Soil

Medium texture, calcareous and mineral with a good rocky structure

Vineyards age

9 - 14 years

Training system

Head-pruned bush vines - Organic agricolture (in conversion)

Nr. of vines per hectar

5.500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 9th

Fermentation temperature

28 - 30° C 

Period of maceration

30 days

Ageing

Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in oak - Over 16 months in 500 lt Tonneaux (medium toasting - 50% new)

Finissage

4 months in concrete tanks

Bottling

December 2019

Available on the market

November 2020

Production

13.800 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage

2006

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Intense, pronounced spices and fruit flavors, powerful and elegant texture


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Awards

Decanter

96 Pts

Doctor Wine

94 Pts

Falstaff

93 Pts

Vinous

92 Pts

Wine Advocate

92 Pts

Wine Spectator

91 Pts

James Suckling

90 Pts

 
Harvest

This vintage was characterised by a severe drought. In winter the temperatures were in line with the period, with a vigorous growth in March.
Summer was one of the hottest in the last ten years, with temperature peaks reaching 43 ° C several times between June and July. In the third decade of August, surprisingly, abundant rainfalls restored the balance of the vintage; however, the harvest was brought forward 10 days for the white grapes.
This climatic trend, with warm temperatures during the day and cool ones at night, promoted the health situation of the grape and bunches, which featured a thick skin. The result is good and confirms the trend of the previous years, with acid wines rich in colouring substances.

Beginning of the harvest: 16 August
End of the harvest: 2 October
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 225 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 4,188°C
Evaluation: Very good

Technical sheet

Winery

Zisola

Winery location

Contrada Zisola - Noto (Siracusa)

Grape varieties

Nero d'Avola

Alcohol

13.22%

Total acidity

6.43%

Vineyards location

3 parcels (Piscina, Sopra Navel, Mandorleto) 95-130 m (310-425 ft) a.s.l.; S/E exposure

Soil

Medium texture, calcareous and mineral with a good rocky structure

Vineyards age

8 - 13 years

Training system

Head-pruned bush vines - Organic agricolture (in conversion)

Nr. of vines per hectar

5.500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 12th

Fermentation temperature

28 - 30° C 

Period of maceration

16 days

Ageing

16 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 50% new)

Finissage

4 months in concrete tanks

Bottling

December 2017

Available on the market

June 2018

Production

13.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage

2006

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Muscular, explosive spices and fruit flavors, thick but elegant taste

Food pairing

Roasted meats, spicy stews, aged cheeses


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Awards

Fasltaff

91 Pts

James Suckling

91 Pts

Vinous

91 Pts

 
Harvest

Annata caratterizzata da forte siccità infatti dopo le piogge avute alla fine di Ottobre 2015 fino all'arrivo della primavera si sono registrati solo 49 mm di pioggia, si è assistito ad un inverno con temperature sopra la media di 6°C, e conseguentemente una ripresa vegetativa anticipata di almeno dieci giorni rispetto la media. Anticipo che si è avuto durante tutto il corso della campagna, fino ad arrivare alla seconda settimana del mese di agosto dove non con poca preoccupazione si sono avuti acquazzoni che hanno ristabilito il giusto andamento dell'annata e ripulito le piante e l'aria da tutto il secco avuto fino ad allora. Da ricordare sicuramente le due ondate di caldo che ha investito la Sicilia la prima a cavallo tra giugno e luglio e la seconda i primi giorni di agosto toccando punte di 42°C.
Il ciclo vegetativo, in generale, si è avvalso all'inizio di temperature calde di giorno e fresche di notte, che ha fatto si che il germogliamento è risultato anticipato rispetto alla scorsa annata di circa dieci giorni, così come la fioritura (iniziata dopo la metà di maggio) cui è seguita una buona allegagione; anche l’invaiatura ha subito un anticipo rispetto alla media stagionale.
Questo andamento climatico e meteorico ha favorito una buona sanità sia per la vite che per i grappoli che sono arrivati con una buccia consistente fino alla vendemmia. Il risultato è stato molto soddisfacente e sicuramente in evoluzione rispetto le annate precedenti con vini ricchi di sostanze coloranti e acidità non indifferenti.


Inizio Vendemmia: 31/08
Fine Vendemmia: 27/09
Piogge (Somma delle precipitazioni dal 1/4 al 30/9): 225 mm
Indice Temperature (Somma della temperatura media giornaliera dal 1/4 al 30/9): 4202°C
Valutazione: Eccezionale

Technical sheet

Winery

Zisola

Winery location

Contrada Zisola - Noto (Siracusa)

Grape varieties

Nero d'Avola

Alcohol

13.70%

Total acidity

6.14%

Vineyards location

3 parcels (Piscina, Sopra Navel, Mandorleto) 95-130 m (310-425 ft) a.s.l.; S/E exposure

Soil

Medium texture, calcareous and mineral with a good rocky structure

Training system

Head-pruned bush vines - Organic agricolture (in conversion)

Nr. of vines per hectar

5.500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 21st

Fermentation temperature

28 - 30° C

Period of maceration

16 days

Ageing

16 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 50% new)

Bottling

December 2017

Available on the market

June 2018

Production

13.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage

2006

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Muscular, explosive spices and fruit flavors, thick but elegant taste

Food pairing

Roasted meats, spicy stews, aged cheeses


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