Well built, forest fruits and sunny orange peel flavors, long and layered taste

Growing Conditions

Winery: Zisola, Noto, Sicilia

- Vineyards location: 130 m.a.s.l.; S/E exposure
- Soil: Medium texture, calcareous and mineral
- Vineyards age: 9 - 14 years
- Training system: Head-pruned bush vines

This vintage was characterised by a severe drought. In winter the temperatures were in line with the period, with a vigorous growth in March.
Summer was one of the hottest in the last ten years, with temperature peaks reaching 43 ° C several times between June and July. In the third decade of August, surprisingly, abundant rainfalls restored the balance of the vintage; however, the harvest was brought forward 10 days for the white grapes.
This climatic trend, with warm temperatures during the day and cool ones at night, promoted the health situation of the grape and bunches, which featured a thick skin. The result is good and confirms the trend of the previous years, with acid wines rich in colouring substances.

Beginning of the harvest: 16 August
End of the harvest: 2 October
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 225 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 4,188°C
Evaluation: Very good


Hand picked from September 9th


December 2018


- Fermentation temperature: 26 - 28 °C
- Period of maceration: 14 - 16 days


10 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 33% new)

Food Pairing

Spicy fish soups, savoury pasta and rice dishes, grilled red meats and vegetables