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.
Winery: Zisola
Winery location: Noto, Sicilia
Grape varieties: 50% Grillo, 50% Catarratto
Alcohol: 12.50%
Total acidity: 5.85‰
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 plants
Harvest: Hand picked from September 6th (Grillo), August 16th (Catarratto)
Fermentation temperature: 15 °C
Bottling: March 2018
Available on the market: May 2018
Production: 37000 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 (anchovies with orange), Pasta with seafood (spaghetti with sardines), Grilled vegetables (peppers in sweet and sour)

Technical sheet


This vintage was characterised by a severe drought. In winter the temperatures were in line with the period, with a vigorous growth in March.
Summer was one of the hottest in the last ten years, with temperature peaks reaching 43 ° C several times between June and July. In the third decade of August, surprisingly, abundant rainfalls restored the balance of the vintage; however, the harvest was brought forward 10 days for the white grapes.
This climatic trend, with warm temperatures during the day and cool ones at night, promoted the health situation of the grape and bunches, which featured a thick skin. The result is good and confirms the trend of the previous years, with acid wines rich in colouring substances.

Beginning of the harvest: 16 August
End of the harvest: 2 October
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 225 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 4,188°C
Evaluation: Very good