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.
Winery: Zisola
Winery location: Noto, Sicilia
Grape varieties: 90% Nero d'Avola, 10% Syrah
Alcohol: 14.50%
Total acidity: 6.00‰
Vineyards location: 3 parcels (Piscina, Sopra Navel, Mandorleto) 95-130 m (310-425 ft) a.s.l.; S/E exposure
Soil: Medium texture, calcareous and mineral with a good rocky structure
Training system: Head-pruned bush vines - Organic agricolture (in conversion)
Nr. of vines per hectare: 5.500 plants
Harvest: Hand picked from September 7th (Nero d'Avola), from August 30th (Syrah)
Fermentation temperature: 28 - 30 °C
Period of maceration: 14 - 16 days
Ageing: 16 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 50% new)
Bottling: December 2015
Available on the market: June 2016
Production: 13000 bottles
Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt
First vintage: 2006
Ageing 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


The 2013 year in Sicily was characterised by unusual weather conditions, somehow in line with the previous year. In winter the weather was mainly unsettled with temperatures higher than the seasonal average values by 3° C. The blossoming - which occurred at the end of March for Nero Avola - and the growth in April were accompanied by a high humidity, followed by ideal conditions for flowering in the first decade of May. In summer the weather was stable with a low rainfall level, together with sirocco in the second half of June and in the first decade of July. From the middle of August, the average temperatures fell below the average values. The lack of significant rainfall and the low relative humidity enhanced the ripening of the grapes, featuring a high amount of colorants and refined aromatic substances.
Beginning of the harvest: 28/08
End of the harvest: 24/09
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 98 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 4,369°C
Evaluation: Good / Very good