Sicilia Noto Rosso DOC

The new Nero d'Avola style

A grand family of wine, enchanted by Sicily, arrived at Zisola near Noto, an area of rare beauty. This elegant Nero d'Avola 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: 13.46%
Total acidity: 5.85‰
Vineyards location: 130 m.a.s.l.; S/E exposure
Soil: Medium texture, calcareous and mineral
Vineyards age: 7 - 12 years
Training system: Head-pruned bush vines
Nr. of vines per hectare: 5.550 plants
Harvest: Hand picked from September 7th
Fermentation temperature: 26 - 28 °C
Period of maceration: 14 - 16 days
Ageing: 10 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 33% new)
Bottling: December 2016
Available on the market: April 2017
Production: 115000 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


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