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Azisa

Sicilia DOC

$20.00 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 Sicilia DOC
AzisaSicilia DOC
$20.00 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.

Logo Zisola White
Technical sheet

Winery

Zisola

Winery location

Contrada Zisola - Noto (Siracusa)

Grape varieties

Grillo

Alcohol

13,00%

Total acidity

5,40%

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 for hectare

5,550

Harvest

Hand picked from September 7th

Fermentation temperature

At law temperature (15 °C)

Bottling

February 2023

Available on the market

March 2023

Production

45,000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt

First vintage

2014

Key descriptors

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

Food pairing

Light starters, pasta with seafood, grilled vegetables

  
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Harvest

The winter was characterised by below average temperatures, with some frosts and low levels of rainfall, which laid down the basis for good plant health conditions.

The vegetative awakening and fruit-setting stages benefitted from the mild spring temperatures, which ended in May with the arrival of a series of heat waves.

The summer was extremely anomalous by Sicilian standards, with peak temperatures over 40°C, but with sudden and substantial temperature changes, and light rainfall in September, that delayed the harvest by 10 days, with respect to previous years.

The result of the harvest is most satisfactory, yielding a production of elegant wines, in line with the company’s research.


Beginning of the harvest: August 26th, 2022

End of the harvest: October 5th, 2022

Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 183 mm

Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 4.299 °C

Evaluation: Good

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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