Effe Emme

Terre Siciliane IGT

100% Petit Verdot

The unique characteristics of Noto "terroir" meet a great single-variety, creating a wine intriguing and rich of personality. The name "Effe Emme" (the Italian spelling of FM) refers to Filippo Mazzei's monogram, "stitched" on a wine unique as a tailor made cloth.
Winery: Zisola
Winery location: Noto, Sicilia
Grape varieties: Petit Verdot
Alcohol: 14.22%
Total acidity: 5.92‰
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: 5.500 plants
Harvest: Hand picked from September 7th
Fermentation temperature: 28 - 30 °C
Period of maceration: 14 days
Ageing: 16 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 50% new)
Bottling: December 2017
Available on the market: June 2018
Production: 4500 bottles
Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt
First vintage: 2011
Ageing potential: Over 20 years
Key descriptors: Elegant, intense, underbrush and peaty notes, great complexity and persistence
Food pairing: Pasta with game, stews, seasoned cheese

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