From Sicily, this Sensale Bio (Organic) Syrah punches well above its weight. Easy-going and approachable, the juicy blackberry, cherry and blackcurrant flavours jump out and are followed by a touch of sweet spice and a twist of pepper.
If you like Southern Rhône reds, you’ll enjoy this! Great with grilled meats, barbeques and mature cheeses.
Part of the Mazzei estates, Zisola is located in South-East Sicily, close to Noto, famous for its baroque buildings and now a Unesco World Heritage Site.
The climate mirrors that of southern Mediterranean islands, featuring mild winters and hot, dry summers. The location's elevation at Zisola benefits from refreshing breezes from the Ionian Sea, moderating the temperature. The soil, abundant in limestone and stony gravel, creates an optimal blend conducive to wines of exceptional complexity, refinement, and a dense, elegant structure.
Azisa, the word that gives rise to the name Zisola, also means "beautiful", an adjective that describes in one single word the character of this wine made from a blend of two grapes: 85% Grillo, 15% Catarratto.
The resulting wine is delightfully aromatic and fresh, with floral and citrus notes, pleasingly dry and minerally.
Food pairing: Light starters, pasta with seafood, grilled vegetables
91 Pts, James Suckling
6x75cl ⋅ In Bond£90£78 / Case£127.22£112.82incl. Duty & VAT / Case
Certified organic and suitable for Vegans, this rich, ruby red Sicilian Sensale Nero d’Avola displays aromas of red fruits and berries on the nose. The well-balanced palate has supple tannins, bold and jammy fruit and rounds off with the right amount of juicy acidity.A real crowd pleaser for under a tenner – what’s not to like?