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 a touch of Catarratto.
Winery: Zisola
Winery location: Noto, Sicilia
Grape varieties: 85% Grillo, 15% Catarratto
Alcohol: 12.30%
Total acidity: 5.75‰
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 August 23rd (Grillo), September 13th (Catarratto)
Fermentation temperature: 15 °C
Bottling: April 2019
Available on the market: May 2019
Production: 24000 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, pasta with seafood, grilled vegetables

Technical sheet


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