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, on two single estate parcels; 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: 13.70%
Total acidity: 6.14‰
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 21st
Fermentation temperature: 28 - 30 °C
Period of maceration: 16 days
Ageing: 16 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 50% new)
Bottling: December 2017
Available on the market: June 2018
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


Winter was characterized by few relevant rainfalls and temperature slightly above the season’s average. Intense rainfalls started in spring followed by an instable season that lasted until August resulting in a colder summer compared to the last three years. This situation provided an optimal conditions of ripeness for the grapes. The harvest overall, presented grapes with great levels of color, acidity and PH providing harmonious, structured and complex wines.
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 72mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 4,409°C
Evaluation: Very good