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, rigorously bush trained; it shows a different and personal style. A "super" Nero d'Avola, where the name "Doppiozeta" highlights the "core" of the Mazzei name.
Winery: Zisola
Winery location: Noto, Sicilia
Grape varieties: Nero d'Avola
Alcohol: 14.65%
Total acidity: 6.32‰
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 4th
Fermentation temperature: 28 - 30 °C
Period of maceration: 16 days
Ageing: 16 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 50% new)
Bottling: December 2016
Available on the market: June 2017
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, powerful and elegant texture
Food pairing: Roasted meats, spicy stews, aged cheeses

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)