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Zisola ‘Azisa’ Grillo Catarratto 2014

Producer Information

The Zisola estate is the Mazzei family’s most recent investment and is located in south-eastern Sicily, the home of Nero d’Avola, about 1 km outside the magnificent town of Noto which is celebrated for its Baroque architecture. There are two “baglio” buildings on the site which form the centre of around 50 hectares of bush-trained vines interspersed with olives, citrus trees and almonds.

Vineyards

The vineyards are located at 130 metres above sea level with a south eastern exposure. The vines are free standing ‘alberello’ bush vines, planted at a density of 5,550 vines per hectare and the soil is calcareous.

Winemaking

The small but efficient cellar is equipped with temperature controlled stainless steel vats. After harvest, the grapes are gently pressed and fermented at cool temperatures of around 15°C to ensure that the aromatic compounds of the grapes are retained.

Vintage Information

The grapes were hand-picked from 28th August.

Tasting Note

Lemon yellow in colour, this wine has an attractive aromatic profile with citrus and floral notes and some tropical fruit. On the palate is fresh and zesty (typical of Grillo) but with good weight and a round character (from the Catarratto) .

 

Food Pairing

Great with salads, seafood pasta dishes, grilled fish or vegetables.

Serving Suggestion

Drink: 2014-2016

Noto, Sicily
50% Grillo
50% Catarratto

Biodegradable Normacorc
13%
6.25 g/l

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