A grand family of wine, enchanted by Sicily, discovered the hamlet of Zisola near Noto, an area of rare beauty. This wine is made from traditional "Alberello" (bushy) vines grown in the ancient area of Noto.
Appellation: Sicilia IGT Winery location: Contrada Zisola - Noto (Siracusa) Grape varieties: Nero d'Avola Alcohol: 13,70% vol. Total acidity: 5,60‰ 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 hectare: 5,550 Harvest: Hand picked from August 24th Fermentation temperature: 28 - 30° C Period of maceration: 14 - 16 days Aging: 10 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 33% new) Bottling: July 2010 Refining in bottle: 12 months Available on the market: June 2011 Production: 92,000 bottles Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt First vintage: 2004 Aging potential: Up to 10 years Key descriptors: 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