Sicilia DOC

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 and Catarratto.

Appellation: Sicilia DOC
Winery location: Contrada Zisola - Noto (Siracusa)
Grape varieties: 50% Grillo, 50% Catarratto
Alcohol: 13,00% vol.
Total acidity: 6,25‰
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 28th
Fermentation temperature: At low temperature (15°C)
Bottling: December 2014
Available on the market: March 2015
Production: 12,000 bottles
Formats: 750 ml
First vintage: 2014
Key descriptors: Aromatic, fresh, flower and citrus notes, pleasantly dry and mineral
Food pairing: Light starters (anchovies with orange), Pasta with seafood (spaghetti with sardines), Grilled vegetables (peppers in sweet and sour)

Technical sheet


The winter temperature and rainfall until the middle of March were slightly higher than average.
This dry period was characterised by temperature conditions that were perfect for the constant and continuous growth of the vines and grapes.
The grapes ripened perfectly from a health and maturity point of view. The harvest gave exceptional grapes, in particular for the Nero d’Avola , with high concentrations of colour, excellent acidity and PH content and a balanced sugar content.
Beginning harvest: 28/08
End of harvest: 20/09
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 44mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 4338°C
Evaluation: Very good / Excellent (Nero D’Avola)