Mazzei Zisola Sicilia Noto Rosso 2015 | Exclusive – Sunny Sicily in a bottle!
Mazzei Zisola Sicilia Noto Rosso 2015 is bright red. Expresses perfumed aromas of quinine, sweet spices and herbs complicate red cherry notes. Yet, fresh and juicy with youthful, chewy tannins and a peppery bite on the long finish. Ages 10 months in small oak barrels. 90 points Vinous.
Winery: A grand family of wine, enchanted by Sicily, arrived at Zisola near Noto, an area of rare beauty. This Mazzei Zisola Sicilia Noto Rosso 2015 is made from traditional “Alberello” (bushy) vines grown in the ancient area of Noto. In addition, well-built showing forest fruits and sunny orange peel flavors, long and layered taste. Pair with Spicy fish soups, savory pasta and rice dishes, grilled red meats and vegetables
Zisola Estate, Sicily
While the Zisola Estate is located in South-East Sicily, the land of origin of the Nero d’Avola vine only a few steps from Noto. Furthermore, famous for its baroque buildings and Unesco World Heritage Site. As a result, the Mazzei identified the latent potential of this land rich with history, culture, and charm. Hence, starting an ambitious winemaking project in 2003 resulting in this gorgeous Mazzei Zisola Sicilia Noto Rosso 2015.
The 50 hectare area extends around the 3 buildings “bagli” of the estate. Most of all, the main building enjoys a wonderful view over Noto. Yet, overlooking the surrounding “gardens” with vineyards, citrus trees, olives, and almonds. Here a small but efficient winery includes stainless steel vats with temperature control for wine making and about 350 oak barrels for fining the wines.
The present 21 hectares of vineyard, provided with a plant density of 5,500 vines per hectare. Planting with the traditional alberello stock, Nero d’Avola, and in lesser measure with Syrah, Petit Verdot, Grillo, and Catarratto. Most of all, the marine breeze coming from the nearby coast moderates the heat in the summer. And mellowing the winters, conditions which together with the particular soil characteristics of the land. As a result, obtaining the perfect ripening of the grapes and wines characterized by their elegance and personality.
Mazzei family – Our past is our future
Since more than six hundred years, the Mazzei family produces unique wines with spirit and passion renewed from generation to generation.
At Fonterutoli, as well as at Belguardo and Zisola, resides the same philosophy that aims to promote local vine varieties. Most of all as an expression of the identity of the region, in respect of diversity and nature. In addition, via sustainable agriculture and improvements mindful of the delicate hydro-geologic balance. Hence, to prevent soil erosion and maximize water reserves in the region. As a result, being able to hand the land intact to future generations.