Zisola, Doppiozeta 2017

Zisola

2017
Noto Rosso

Doppiozeta is the Nero d'Avola “cru”, from the three best single estate parcels rigorously bush trained. It comes from an organic viticolture combined with a sartorial work to best express the biodiversities of these three parcels. Naturally fermented and unfiltered.

A 100% native Nero d'Avola, this sultry red is silky smooth, sexy and dark in the glass. It leaves a sensuous stain on the palate that just won’t go away; deep, explosive spices and fruit flavors, thick but elegant.

Ageing: Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in oak - Over 16 months in 500 lt Tonneaux (medium toasting - 50% new)
Finissage: Over 4 months in concrete tanks - Unfiltered
Bottling: December 2019
Available on the market: November 2020
Production: 13800 bottles
Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt
First vintage: 2006
Ageing potential: Over 20 years
Key descriptors: Intense, pronounced spices and fruit flavors, powerful and elegant texture

Producer
Region
Variety
Nero d’Avola
Alcohol-abv
14%
Reviews

Daniele Cernilli 94 Points, James Suckling 90 Points

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Ratings

94 Points Daniele Cernilli

90 Points James Suckling

Sicily

Sicily

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Blessed with consistently bright sunshine and reliably moderate rainfall, the classic Mediterranean climate is ideally suited to the needs of wine-bearing grape vines. The soils, and the mountains from which they came, are of particular interest when it comes to studying Sicilian viticulture.

Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest active volcano at 10,930ft (3330m), is responsible for the mineral-rich, dark soils which characterize the Etna DOC. Vineyards are now being planted higher up on the volcanic slopes, to capitalize on the cooler air and richer soils there. Fifty miles (80km) south, the Iblei Mountains stake their place in eastern Sicilian wine. On their lower slopes and the coastal plains below them, the DOCs of Siracusa, Noto and Vittoria sweep from east to west, forming a crescent which mirrors the arcing coastline.

Wine Appellations

IGT: Sicilia; Terre Siciliane; Avola

DOC: Etna; Noto; Marsala; Pantelleria; Sicilia; Vittoria

DOCG: Cerasuolo di Vittoria Indigenous Grapes varieties White: Carricante; Cataratto; Grillo; Inzolia; Malvasia delle Lipari; Zibibbo Red: Alicante; Frappato; Grecanico; Nerello Mascalese; Nerello Cappuccio; Nero d’Avola; Perricone; Syrah

Grape Varieties

In terms of red-wine varieties, the most common after Nero d'Avola is Grecanico, accompanied by small quantities of Alicante (Grenache), Perricone, and Frappato, the latter being the key ingredient in Sicily’s only DOCG wine Cerasuolo di Vittoria. Sibling varieties Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio are also small players in terms of volume, but are of vital importance around Mount Etna. In regard of white wines the principal grape varieties are: Cataratto, Inzolia, Grillo, and Carricante