• "Azisa" Bianco Sicilia DOC 2019

      “Azisa” Bianco Sicilia DOC 2019

      Medium deep straw yellow with fresh shine. Fragrant, lively bouquet of lime, orange oil, stone and tropical fruits and sweet spices. On the palate then of buoyant lightness with a fine salty component, which gives the fresh, delicious white its unmistakable character and beautiful drinking flow. In the reverberation very Mediterranean and with a breath of exoticism. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright shining pale yellow. Fragrant on the nose of lemon blossom and Mediterranean herbs, light citrus scent on the finish. Opens very juicy and straightforward on the palate, medium-bodied and unfussy, slightly salty, ideal with seafood." Falstaff

      "A fruity, easy white with sliced-lemon and papaya aromas and flavors. Medium body. Fruity and tangy." James Suckling

      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Falstaff:90 points
      • Grape Varieties: 85% Grillo, 15% Catarratto
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 5 months stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 23,15 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,50 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 109 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,42
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Food Recommendations: first course of the sea, grilled vegetables
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19100119 · 0,75 l · 15,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      11,90 €
    • "Zisola" Rosso Sicilia Noto DOC 2019

      “Zisola” Rosso Sicilia Noto DOC 2019

      Zisola, from the eponymous winery of the Mazzei family in Sicily, is an exceptionally well-made single-varietal Nero d'Avola. Elegantly shining ruby red with a delicately lightening rim. In the flattering fruit bouquet, ripe forest berries and rose hips, lightly reminiscent of blood orange with a hint of cocoa. Juicy and clear on the palate with hearty red fruit, powerful and soft on the final. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright ruby red. In the nose of cranberries, oranges, cherries, gentle spice in the aftertaste. On the palate with red berry fruit, compact body, hearty, slightly consuming tannin in the final." Falstaff

      "The 2019 Noto Rosso is youthfully poised yet very pretty, showing peppery florals, wet stone, black currants and smoke. This is silky in texture with motivating acidity and a cooling blend of savory herbs and tart wild berries. There's a density and concentration here that is currently held in check by fine tannins, as the 2019 finishes incredibly long, resonating on dark fruits and hints of licorice. Give this a year or two of cellaring to show its best." Vinous

      "Brimming with red and black berries, this is an attractively fresh and dry, medium-bodied Sicilian red with touches of licorice and black tea. Rather long, pleasantly dry finish." James Suckling

      • Vinous:91 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Falstaff:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nero d'Avola
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 10 months 30/70 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,78 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 105 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,51
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Food Recommendations: spicy fish soups, pasta dishes with meat sauce, red meat
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19102119 · 0,75 l · 17,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      12,90 €
    • "Achilles" Syrah Sicilia Noto DOC 2017

      “Achilles” Syrah Sicilia Noto DOC 2017

      The new red from Zisola is a 100% Syrah in radiant ruby violet. Spicy bouquet with notes of black cherry, cassis, undergrowth and foliage. Juicy, engaging and balsamic on the palate, with prominent tannins and interesting acidity. Subtle hints of cocoa and smoked bacon on the long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Strong ruby red. In the nose of lush raspberries and wild berries, delicate plum, minimal pepper spice, a hint of milk chocolate in the aftertaste. On the palate dense and with grip, juicy and clear on the tongue, exciting course, lingers long." Falstaff

      "The 2017 Syrah Achilles captivates the senses with a beguiling bouquet that mixes black fruits, smoke and pepper with sweet violet and lavender notes. It's silky and round in feel, balanced by a concentration of tart wild berries, savory herbs and a bitter touch of mocha toward the close. There's a combination of decadence and contrasting sour citrus tension here that I find quite pleasurable, as the Achilles finishes lightly structured and persistent under an air of tar and tobacco. Nicely done." Vinous

      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Syrah
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 16 months 50/50 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,88 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,20 g/l
      • Sulfite: 79 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,46
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19102517 · 0,75 l · 29,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      21,90 €
    • "Doppiozeta" Rosso Sicilia Noto DOC 2016

      “Doppiozeta” Rosso Sicilia Noto DOC 2016

      100% Nero d'Avola yields a dense ruby-violet colour and a fresh bouquet with rich fruity notes of dark cherries, honey and some grenadine. Doppiozeta unfolds explosively and finesse-rich on the palate, with a velvety tannin and very appealing length. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Shiny, luminous ruby. Opens with cool herbal notes, of geranium, sage and white pepper, then plums. Very juicy on the palate, polished tannin, fresh and clear, lots of cherry fruit." Falstaff

      "A pretty red with juicy fruit, hints of sour cherries and fresh herbs. Light earth. Medium body, round tannins and a flavorful finish." James Suckling

      "Deep ruby-red. Vinous aromas of cherry, blackcurrant and tobacco. Clean and fresh, but also sweet and round, with very smooth tannins and floral flavors nicely framed by harmonious acidity. In a distinctly easygoing style, perhaps more so than I remember in the past, finishing with good persistent floral perfume. This is a selection of Nero d'Avola that spent 16 months in barriques." Vinous

      • Vinous:91 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nero d'Avola
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 16 months 50/50 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,12 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,75 g/l
      • Sulfite: 82 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Food Recommendations: roast, heartily spiced braised meat, mature cheese
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19102316 · 0,75 l · 30,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      22,90 €
    • "Effe Emme" Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2016

      “Effe Emme” Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2016

      This wine represents a new chapter for Mazzei's Zisola winery and for all of Sicily. Very few producers on the island make a pure Petit Verdot. The Alberello vines are planted on highly calcareous soils. Effe Emme shows dark fruit intensity with subtle background notes of chalk and crushed minerals. Powerful and full-bodied on the palate, juicy and firmly structured. Only 4,500 bottles were produced. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Crushed blackberries with hints of flowers that follow through to a medium to full body, chewy tannins and a long and flavorful finish." James Suckling

      "Deep ruby. Boasts lovely perfume of violet and delicate spices complementing the blueberry and blackberry fruit. Suave and well balanced, with flavors similar to the aromas, and with polished tannins that provide support to the long, fresh finish. Strikes me as one of the freshest, easier to like Petit Verdots from Zisola ever." Vinous

      • Vinous:93 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 16 months 50/50 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,92 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,89 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,50
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19102416 · 0,75 l · 30,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      22,90 €
    About the winemakersZisolaSicily
    Zisola

    The history of the noble Mazzei family is not only closely linked to wine production in Tuscany. The Florentine wine dynasty, which has been active in viticulture for almost 600 years and for 24 generations, also found its unmistakable sense for particularly suitable terroirs in southeastern Sicily. In its third vineyard, after the world-famous Castello di Fonterutoli (Chianti Classico) and the Tenuta Belguardo (Maremma), Zisola, not far from the town of Noto, a UNESCO World Heritage site and famous for its baroque buildings, vineyards in broad bushes alternate with citrus, olive and almond trees.

    It is above all thanks to senior boss Lapo Mazzei and his two sons Filippo and Francesco that the family recognised the great potential and added value of this small piece of land in the province of Syracuse, one of the most beautiful and impressive on the island, and selected it for their ambitious project on their tireless quest for new challenges. The Tenuta Zisola has very calcareous skeletal soils. The microclimate is characterized by heat during the day and cold at night, as well as by sea breezes that soften temperature peaks. On the almost 50 hectare large former manor house thrive - without exception grown in the Alberello system - above all Nero d'Avola, the flagship variety of the region of origin, but also in smaller quantities of Cabernet, Syrah and Petit Verdot. Grillo and Catarratto are used as raw materials for the house's only white wine to be produced for the first time in 2014 alongside three red wines.

    Marchesi Mazzei, one of the oldest ten family businesses in Italy and one of the most awarded producers in Chianti Classico by wine guides and wine critics, relies on the support of oenologist icon Carlo Ferrini to maintain the vines and work in the cellar. Also in their Sicilian winery the successes were not long in coming. For example, the Zisola 2013 was published by the trade magazine "Wine Spectator" to the list of "Top 100 Wines of 2015" recorded. And Filippo Mazzei was featured by the gourmet journal "gourmets" to "Winemaker of the year 2015" ...and I've chosen the best.

    The two idyllically situated cellars of Tenuta Zisola, here called Baglio, are state-of-the-art, so that the grapes can be transformed as gently as possible into high-quality wines. The sanctum of the company, which also produces olive oil and grappa, is equipped with temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks that can hold a total of 1,000 hectolitres. To refine the red wines, cellar master Luca Biffi has around 200 different French oak barriques at his disposal, about half of which are new. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 2002
    • Owner: Marchesi Mazzei
    • Oenologists: Luca Biffi and Carlo Ferrini (Consulting)
    • Annual production: approx. 120,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 17 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation