Zisola

The Mazzei family, raising the profile of Nero d’Avola

Owners of Castello di Fonterutoli in Chianti, the Mazzei family have been making renowned wines since the 14th century and are closely linked to the history of winemaking in Tuscany. Today, three generations work together running the Zisola estate, just outside Noto in Sicily, which they purchased in 2002: Lapo Mazzei with the help of his sons, Filippo and Francesco, and Filippo’s son, Giovanni. The family devotes itself to winemaking, with a constant commitment to innovation and improvement while respecting tradition, family values and the natural environment.

The Zisola estate comprises approximately 50 hectares, 21 of which have been returned to their original use of vine-growing interspersed with olive, citrus and almond trees. Situated at approximately 130 metres above sea level, the gently sloping vineyards have a west south-west exposure.

A combination of long warm summers which enable the grapes to ripen fully, combined with cooling sea breezes, allowing aromatics to develop, and ensure that healthy grapes are grown. This guarantees consistency from vintage to vintage and enables the production of elegant wines of great finesse and varietal character.

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'Azisa' Grillo Catarratto 2017 — Zisola

'Azisa' Grillo Catarratto 2017

Noto, Sicily

50% Grillo
50% Catarratto

Tasting note

Vibrant lemon yellow in colour with attractive aromas of ripe citrus fruits, delicate florals and a hint of tropical fruit. The palate is fresh and zesty, typical of Grillo, but with good weight and a full mouth-feel, thanks to the Catarratto.

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Zisola 2017 — Zisola

Zisola 2017

Noto, Sicily

100% Nero d'Avola

Tasting note

Sumptuous aromas of forest fruits, orange peel and mulberry on the nose with excellent depth and concentration. This full bodied wine enjoys the trademark Mazzei smoothness, elegance and a judicious use of oak.

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Zisola 2014 — Zisola

Zisola 2014

Noto, Sicily

100% Nero d'Avola

Tasting note

Sumptuous aromas of forest fruits, orange peel and mulberry on the nose with excellent depth and concentration. This full bodied wine enjoys the trademark Mazzei smoothness, elegance and a judicious use of oak.

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Zisola Doppiozeta Noto Rosso DOC 2015 — Zisola

Zisola Doppiozeta Noto Rosso DOC 2015

Noto, Sicily

100% Nero d’Avola

Tasting note

The flagship ‘Doppiozeta’ (translates as ‘double z’ taken from the family name). Muscular, explosive spices and fruit flavors, powerful and elegant texture

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'Effe Emme' Petit Verdot 2014 — Zisola

'Effe Emme' Petit Verdot 2014

Noto, Sicily

100% Petit Verdot

Tasting note

“Effe Emme” is the spelling of “FM” in Italian: this wine displays Filippo Mazzei’s initials. Deep purple in colour with notes of ripe plum fruit, savoury and peaty notes. An elegant wine of great complexity and persistence.

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The Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2019 Winners Announced!

The Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2019 Winners Announced!

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The Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2019 Shortlist is Announced

The Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2019 Shortlist is Announced

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Maisons Marques et Domaines holds its Annual Portfolio Tasting

Maisons Marques et Domaines holds its Annual Portfolio Tasting

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Maisons Marques et Domaines Annual Tasting 2017

Maisons Marques et Domaines Annual Tasting 2017

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Excellent Scores for Mazzei Wines

Excellent Scores for Mazzei Wines

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Maisons Marques et Domaines marks its 30th Anniversary with landmark tasting

Maisons Marques et Domaines marks its 30th Anniversary with landmark tasting

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