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 Nero d'Avola in purity is made from traditional "Alberello" (bushy) vines grown in the ancient area of Noto.

Appellation: Sicilia DOC
Winery location: Contrada Zisola - Noto (Siracusa)
Grape varieties: Nero d'Avola
Alcohol: 14,17% vol.
Total acidity: 6,08‰
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 September 7th
Fermentation temperature: 26 - 28° C
Period of maceration: 14 - 16 days
Aging: 10 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 33% new)
Bottling: March 2015
Available on the market: November 2015
Production: 100,000 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


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