In the latest article curated by Monica Larner, released by Robert Parker The Wine Advocate, featured the new regional report dedicated to the new releases of Chianti Classico. It is...
The charm of the Sicilian territory
The estate is located in South-East Sicily, the land of origin of the Nero d'Avola vine only a few steps from Noto, famous for its baroque buildings and Unesco World Heritage Site.
The Mazzei identified the latent potential of this land rich with history, culture, and charm, and started and ambitious winemaking project in 2003.
The Zisola gardens
A property of 50 hectares, the area extends around the 3 buildings "bagli" of the estate, of which the main one enjoys a wonderful view over Noto and the surrounding "gardens" cultivated with vineyards, citrus trees, olives, and almonds.
Here a small but efficient winery is provided with stainless steel vats with temperature control for winemaking and about 350 oak barrels for fining the wines.
The present 24 hectares of vineyards, provided with plant density of 5.500 vines per hectare with the traditional alberello stock.
50 hectares of property
24 hectare of vineyards
Traditional sicilian cultivation
Nero d’Avola grape mother country. The Mazzei family, acclaimed in Tuscany for producing incredible value wines, discovered a beautiful piece of land.
Between 90 and 130 meters a.s.l.
Rossi: Nero d'Avola, Syrah, Petit Verdot
Bianchi: Grillo e Catarratto
"Alberello" stock cultivation
Cradled within a magnificent natural landscape that also takes in olives, citrus orchards and almond groves, our Zisola vineyards are all bush-trained using the traditional Sicilian albarello method, with a density of 5,500 vines per hectare.
The climate is typical of southern Mediterranean islands, with mild winters and hot, dry summers, alleviated by breezes from the Ionian Sea which, thanks to Zisola’s elevation, bring a cooling influence. The soil is rich in limestone and stony gravel, an ideal combination that favours wines of great complexity, refinement and dense, elegant structure.
Discover Zisola's activities
Vistors to Zisola are drawn by the natural setting and the age-old beauty of a place that embraces vines, cellars and the baglio buildings.
News & Curiosities
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