Sicilia Noto Rosso DOC

The new Nero d'Avola style

A grand family of wine, enchanted by Sicily, discovered the hamlet of Zisola near Noto, an area of rare beauty. This wine is made from traditional "Alberello" (bushy) vines grown in the ancient area of Noto.

Appellation: Sicilia IGT
Winery location: Contrada Zisola - Noto (Siracusa)
Grape varieties: Nero d'Avola
Alcohol: 13,70% vol.
Total acidity: 5,60‰
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 August 24th
Fermentation temperature: 28 - 30° C
Period of maceration: 14 - 16 days
Aging: 10 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 33% new)
Bottling: July 2010
Refining in bottle: 12 months
Available on the market: June 2011
Production: 92,000 bottles
Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt
First vintage: 2004
Aging potential: Up to 10 years
Key descriptors: Well built, forest fruits and sunny orange peel flavors, long and layered taste
Food pairing: Spicy fish soups, savoury pasta and rice dishes, grilled red meats and vegetables

Technical sheet


A regular winter was followed by a warm and moderately wet spring, which provided good phenologic conditions for flowering and fruit set of clusters. The summer period was characterized by constant dry weather from May to September. In particular, the months of August and September gave above-average temperatures and low rainfall. The grapes were harvested from 24 August until mid September. Uniformity and degree of ripeness of the grapes has resulted in a harvest of good quality from which we have obtained elegant and concentrated wines.
Evaluation: Good