• "Azisa" Bianco Sicilia DOC 2019

      “Azisa” Bianco Sicilia DOC 2019

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

      "Bright pale yellow. In the nose fragrant of lemon blossoms and Mediterranean herbs, in the aftertaste light citrus scent. Opens on the palate very juicy and straightforward, with medium body and straightforward, slightly salty, ideal with seafood." Falstaff

      • Vinibuoni:
      • 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 from the sea, grilled vegetables
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19100119 · 0,75 l · 15,47 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      11,60 €
    • "Zisola" Rosso Noto Sicilia DOC 2018

      “Zisola” Rosso Noto Sicilia DOC 2018

      Zisola, from the Mazzei family vineyard of the same name in Sicily, is an exceptionally well-bred, pure Nero d'Avola. In the flattering fruit bouquet a hint of cocoa, the taste is powerful and soft. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Elegant bright ruby red with a delicately brightening rim. In the nose ripe forest berries, rose hips, lightly blood orange and fine spice. Shows juicy and clear on the palate, spreads salty and with tension, hearty red fruit. Falstaff

      "A very pretty red with sour-cherry, light chocolate and mushroom aromas and flavors. Hibiscus undertones. Medium to full body, round and soft tannins and a flavorful finish." James Suckling

      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • James Suckling:92 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: 12,50 % 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: 2024+
      • Food Recommendations: spicy fish soups, noodle dishes with meat sauce, red meat
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12,57 €
    • "Doppiozeta" Rosso Noto DOC 2016

      “Doppiozeta” Rosso Noto DOC 2016

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

      "Shiny, shiny ruby. Opened with cool herbaceous notes, of geranium, sage and white pepper, then plums. Very juicy on the palate, smooth tannins, 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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      22,32 €
    • "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 produce a pure Petit Verdot. The Alberello vines are planted on very calcareous soils. Effe Emme shows a dark fruit intensity with subtle background notes of chalk and crushed minerals. On the palate it is powerful and full-bodied, juicy and firmly structured. Only 4,500 bottles were produced. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Rich ruby with a fine violet hue. Intense nose of dark currant, accompanied by liquorice, leather and some chocolate. On the palate, unfortunately, it seems rather rough and unfinished, brittle, little integrated tannin, still needs a lot of time. Falstaff

      "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
      • Falstaff:90 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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      22,32 €
    • "Achilles" Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2016

      “Achilles” Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2016

      The new red one from Zisola is a 100% Syrah in brilliant ruby violet. Spicy bouquet with notes of black cherry, cassis, undergrowth and foliage. On the palate it is juicy, engaging and balsamic, with distinctive tannins and interesting acidity. In the long finish subtle hints of cocoa and smoked bacon. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright ruby with a fine violet hue. Opened with intense spicy notes, of resin and blueberries. On the palate, very polished at the base, spreads well." Falstaff

      "Shows complexity and intensity with blackberries, blueberries and tar in the nose. Medium body, fine tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows focus and finesse. Pure Syrah." James Suckling

      "Here's a new wine from Tuscany's Mazzei family that owns Zisola in Sicily. It appears as though the Syrah was removed from the Doppiozeta and used to make this new wine instead. The 2016 Achilles is a dark, savory and layered red wine. Although the Doppiozeta seems to have suffered from the removal of its Syrah component, this wine is absolutely soaring. This Syrah deserves to fly solo, no doubt. It should be set free. The fruit is fleshed out and intense with background notes of chocolate, spice and smoked bacon. The wine's intensity is beautiful and generous." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:93+ points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Syrah
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 16 months 50/50 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,94 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,05 g/l
      • Sulfite: 82 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,49
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      22,32 €
    About the winemakers
    Zisola
    Sicily
    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