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.
Winery: Zisola
Winery location: Noto, Sicilia
Grape varieties: Nero d'Avola
Alcohol: 14.96%
Total acidity: 5.80‰
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 plants
Harvest: Hand picked from September 4th
Fermentation temperature: 26 - 28 °C
Period of maceration: 14 - 16 days
Ageing: 10 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 33% new)
Bottling: January 2016
Available on the market: September 2016
Production: 100000 bottles
Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt
First vintage: 2004
Ageing 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 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)