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Effe Emme

Terre Siciliane IGT

$38.00 USD
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Effe Emme
James Suckling
93 Pts
Falstaff
93 Pts
Effe Emme
Effe EmmeTerre Siciliane IGT
$38.00 USD

100% Petit Verdot

The unique characteristics of Noto "terroir" meet a great single-variety, creating a wine intriguing and rich of personality. The name "Effe Emme" (the Italian spelling of FM) refers to Filippo Mazzei's monogram, "stitched" on a wine unique as a tailor made cloth.

Technical sheet

Winery

Zisola

Winery location

Noto, Sicilia

Grape varieties

Petit Verdot

Alcohol

13.59%

Total acidity

5.90%

Vineyards location

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

Soil

Medium texture, calcareous and mineral

Vineyards age

15 years

Training system

Head-pruned bush vines

Nr. of vines per hectar

5.500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from August 28th

Fermentation temperature

28 - 30° C

Period of maceration

14 days

Ageing

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

Bottling

November 2021

Available on the market

July 2022

Production

3.900 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage

2011

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Elegant, intense, underbrush and peaty notes, great complexity and persistence

Food pairing

Pasta with game, stews, seasoned cheese

 

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Awards

James Suckling

93 Pts

Falstaff

93 Pts

Harvest

Winter temperatures were lower than average, with some frosts and a moderate amount of rain which gave the plants a healthy start. Mild spring temperatures aided vegetative growth and fruit set, which ended with the onset of heat on 3 June. It was an atypical summer for Sicily, with unstable temperatures that at times soared above 40°C (104°F) but also dropped off sharply at night, and constant light showers. This pushed the harvest back to ten days later than in previous years. The end result, however, was very satisfactory: a range of elegant wines fully in line with Zisola’s qualitative standards.


Beginning of the harvest: September 4th

End of the harvest: October 14th

Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 185 mm

Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 4108 °C

Evaluation: Good

Technical sheet

Winery

Zisola

Winery location

Noto, Sicilia

Grape varieties

Petit Verdot

Alcohol

13.77%

Total acidity

5.81%

Vineyards location

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

Soil

Medium texture, calcareous and mineral

Vineyards age

14 years

Training system

Head-pruned bush vines

Nr. of vines per hectar

5.500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 1st

Fermentation temperature

28 - 30° C

Period of maceration

14 days

Ageing

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

Bottling

January 2021

Available on the market

December 2021

Production

4.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage

2011

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Elegant, intense, underbrush and peaty notes, great complexity and persistence

Food pairing

Pasta with game, stews, seasoned cheese

 

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Awards

Vinous

92 Pts

James Suckling

91 Pts

Falstaff

91 Pts

Winescritic.com

90 Pts

Wine Spectator

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

Noto, Sicilia

Grape varieties

Petit Verdot

Alcohol

14.26%

Total acidity

5.80%

Vineyards location

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

Soil

Medium texture, calcareous and mineral

Vineyards age

12 years

Training system

Head-pruned bush vines

Nr. of vines per hectar

5.500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 2nd

Fermentation temperature

28 - 30° C

Period of maceration

14 days

Ageing

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

Bottling

December 2018

Available on the market

June 2019

Production

4.500 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage

2011

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Elegant, intense, underbrush and peaty notes, great complexity and persistence

Food pairing

Pasta with game, stews, seasoned cheese

 

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Awards

Wine Advocate

94 Pts

James Suckling

93 Pts

Vinous

92 Pts

Doctor Wine

90 Pts

Harvest

This vintage was characterised by a strong drought: in fact, after the rain at the end of October 2015 and until spring, the rainfall was just 49 mm, with winter temperatures above 6° C and a following active growth occurring at least ten days earlier than the average. This anticipation has been observed until the second week of August when, with great concern, heavy showers adjusted the proper trend of the vintage and hydrated the plants. It is surely worth mentioning the two heat waves that hit Sicily: the first was recorded between June and July and the second at the beginning of August, reaching 42° C.

Generally, the cycle of vegetation were initially subjected to warm temperatures during the day and cold ones at night, which started the blossoming and the flowering ten days earlier than the previous vintage (which started in the second half of May), followed by a good fruit setting; the veraison, too, was anticipated with respect to the seasonal average.

This climatic and weather trend granted the good health both of the vines and the bunches, which were characterised by a strong peel just before the harvest. The result was very satisfying and represented a step forward compared to the previous vintages with wines rich in colorants and strong acidity.

Beginning of the harvest: 31/08

End of the harvest: 27/09

Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 225 mm

Legend

Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 4,202°C

Legend

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

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

Evaluation: Outstanding

Technical sheet

Winery

Zisola

Winery location

Noto, Sicilia

Grape varieties

Petit Verdot

Alcohol

14.22%

Total acidity

5.92%

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 7th

Fermentation temperature

28 - 30° C

Period of maceration

14 days

Ageing

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

Bottling

December 2017

Available on the market

June 2018

Production

4.500 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage

2011

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Elegant, intense, underbrush and peaty notes, great complexity and persistence

Food pairing

Pasta with game, stews, seasoned cheese

 

 

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