A wine with lots of cherry and blueberry character. Lots of new wood too. Full to medium body, bright acidity and a clean finish. Drink now.
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Grape Varieties80% Nero d'Avola, 20% Syrah
AppellationNoto Rosso DOC
DescriptionZisola is the product of a partnership between a great Tuscan family with a rich wine heritage, and a land blessed by nature with excellent conditions for winemaking. The Zisola estate is located in southeastern Sicily, the home of Nero d'Avola, just outside of the town of Noto. Here, the historic Mazzei family discovered untapped potential, and pioneered an ambitious project to bring that potential to light. After creating the premier Zisola wine, a beautiful expression of pure Nero d'Avola, the Mazzei family introduced the second wine to come from their Sicilian venture: Zisola Doppiozeta. While maintaining a large percentage of Nero d'Avola, Doppiozeta shows the versatility of the grape by blending it with Syrah and Cabernet Franc. Zisola Doppiozeta is an outstanding wine that truly expresses the qualities of its southeastern Sicilian origin. The name Doppiozeta highlights the core of the Mazzei name. The wine shows that the Mazzei family is indeed dedicated to placing their mark of uncompromised quality on this exciting viticultural region.
VinificationGrapes are hand harvested and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel vats at 82-86°F. The maceration period is 14-16 days. The wine is aged for 16 months in small French oak barrels (50% new).
NoseIntense aromas combining red fruits, coffee and clove with a slightly smoked note.
PalateWell-structured with red fruit and spicy notes. A very long and smooth finish.
AnalysisAlcohol: 14.3 %
Serving SuggestionsAn excellent match with lamb or red meat in stews and sauces.