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The Eden Garden

ZISOLA

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.

ZISOLA

The vineyards

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.

altitude

Between 90 and 130 meters a.s.l.

vines

Rossi: Nero d'Avola, Syrah, Petit Verdot
Bianchi: Grillo e Catarratto

Sicilian tradition

"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.

THE WINES

Our wines

We produce five wines at Zisola: four reds and one white. Approaching the winemaking process with sensitivity and respect, the Mazzei family aims to bring out the finest qualities of the historic Nero d'Avola grape variety in their interpretation of a territory – Sicily – which has a character all of its own.
Discover the wines
THE WINES

Our wines

We produce five wines at Zisola: four reds and one white. Approaching the winemaking process with sensitivity and respect, the Mazzei family aims to bring out the finest qualities of the historic Nero d'Avola grape variety in their interpretation of a territory – Sicily – which has a character all of its own.
Discover the wines

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.

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