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Zisola

Sicilia Noto Rosso DOC

$22.00 USD
Quantity
Zisola
James Suckling
92 Pts
Falstaff
91 Pts
Winescritic.com
91 Punti
Vinous
90 Pts
Zisola Noto Rosso DOC - Sicilian Wine
ZisolaSicilia Noto Rosso DOC
$22.00 USD

The new Nero d'Avola style

Zisola is made only from traditional "Alberello" (bushy) vines grown near Noto, an unique area to make wine. The proximity of the sea and the soil rich in limestone allow to best balance the natural Nero d'Avola exuberance, with a great freshness and elegance.

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Technical sheet

Winery

Zisola

Winery location

Contrada Zisola - Noto (Siracusa)

Grape varieties

Nero d'Avola

Alcohol

13,00%

Total acidity

5,60%

Vineyards location

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

Soil

Medium texture, calcareous and mineral

Vineyards age

13 - 18 years

Training system

Head-pruned bush vines

Nr. of vines for hectare

5,550

Harvest

Hand picked from September 21st

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28 °C

Period of maceration

14 - 16 days

Ageing

10 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt, 33% new)

Bottling

November 2022

Available on the market

April 2023

Production

87,000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage

2004

Ageing potential

Up to 10 years

Key descriptors

Well built, forest fruits and sunny orange peel flavors, long and layared taste

Food pairing

Spicy fish soups, savoury pasta and rice dishes, grilled red meats and vegetables

  
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Awards

Falstaff

91 Pts

   
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

Nero d'Avola

Alcohol

12.50%

Total acidity

5.80%

Vineyards location

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

Soil

Medium texture, calcareous and mineral

Vineyards age

12 - 17 years

Training system

Head-pruned bush vines

Nr. of vines per hectar

5.500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 18th

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28 °C

Period of maceration

14 - 16 days

Ageing

10 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 33% new)

Bottling

November 2021

Available on the market

March 2022

Production

100.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage

2004

Ageing potential

Up to 10 years

Key description

Well built, forest fruits and sunny orange peel flavors, long and layered taste

Food pairing

Spicy fish soups, savoury pasta and rice dishes, grilled red meats and vegetables


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Awards

James Suckling

92 Pts

Falstaff

91 Pts

Winescritic.com

91 Pts

Vinous

91 Pts

Wine Spectator

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

Nero d'Avola

Alcohol

13.10%

Total acidity

5.65%

Vineyards location

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

Soil

Medium texture, calcareous and mineral

Vineyards age

11 - 16 years

Training system

Head-pruned bush vines

Nr. of vines per hectar

5.500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 23rd

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28 °C

Period of maceration

14 - 16 days

Ageing

10 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 33% new)

Bottling

November 2020

Available on the market

March 2021

Production

95.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage

2004

Ageing potential

Up to 10 years

Key description

Well built, forest fruits and sunny orange peel flavors, long and layered taste

Food pairing

Spicy fish soups, savoury pasta and rice dishes, grilled red meats and vegetables


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Awards

James Magazine

91 Pts

Wine Advocate

91 Pts

Doctor Wine

91 Pts

Falstaff

91 Pts

James Suckling

91 Pts

Vinous

91 Pts

Decanter World Wine Awards

90 Pts

Buoni Vini d'Italia

4 Stars

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

Nero d'Avola

Alcohol

12.55%

Total acidity

5.78%

Vineyards location

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

Soil

Medium texture, calcareous and mineral

Vineyards age

10 - 15 years

Training system

Head-pruned bush vines

Nr. of vines per hectar

5.500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 6th

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28 °C

Period of maceration

14 - 16 days

Ageing

10 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 33% new)

Bottling

September 2019

Available on the market

December 2019

Production

115.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage

2004

Ageing potential

Up to 10 years

Key description

Well built, forest fruits and sunny orange peel flavors, long and layered taste

Food pairing

Spicy fish soups, savoury pasta and rice dishes, grilled red meats and vegetables


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