Noto Rosso DOC

One of the first iconic Sicilian wines

It’s the most important wine of the Estate, made with a selection of indigenous Nero d'Avola and a touch of Syrah, all rigorously bush trained; it shows a different and personal style. The name "Doppiozeta" highlights the "core" of the Mazzei name.

Appellation: Noto Rosso DOC
Winery location: Contrada Zisola - Noto (Siracusa)
Grape varieties: 80% Nero d'Avola, 20% Syrah
Alcohol: 14,08% vol.
Total acidity: 6,34‰
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 September 18th (Nero d'Avola), from August 30th (Syrah)
Fermentation temperature: 28 - 30° C
Period of maceration: 14 - 16 days
Aging: 16 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 50% new)
Bottling: December 2014
Available on the market: May 2015
Production: 7,000 bottles
Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt
First vintage: 2006
Aging potential: Over 20 years
Key descriptors: Muscular, explosive spices and fruit flavors, thick but elegant taste
Food pairing: Roasted meats, spicy stews, aged cheeses

Technical sheet


This year Zisola benefited from optimal weather conditions. Therefore, this harvest is particularly promising, with a concentrated wine characterised by strong fruity scents and bright colours. After a winter period mainly cold and rainy, the rain was abundant until the middle of March. Spring was hot and dry, with temperatures already reaching 30°C in the first half of the season. Summer was warmer than the seasonal average values, with small and positive increases in the temperatures in July and August. Thanks to the poor rain in summer, the conditions were ideal for the phytosanitary health of the grapes. The lack of rain persisted even after the harvest.
Beginning of the harvest: 29/08
End of the harvest: 22/09
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 104 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 4,440 °C
Evaluation: Good