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Zisola Effe Emme
Grape Varieties100% Petit Verdot
- 92 Points
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. Effe Emme is named from Filippo and Francesco Mazzei (F.M.). This exciting new wine combines the potential of a great single-variety with the unique characteristics of Noto "terroir", creating a wine of intriguing and rich of personality.
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 (225 lt/50% new).
NoseLayers of ripe blackberries, spice, licorice and violets.
PalateA firm structure with velvety tannins and bright acidity with a juicy, lingering finish.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.8 %