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2008 Marchesi Mazzei Zisola Sicilia IGT, Sicily, Italy

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $25   From: $25   To: $30

Search Rank 4433 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 4433rd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 5924th

Score: 88.
The Wine-Searcher score of 88/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
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90/100  
87/100 (13 notes from 12 users )  
87/100  
87/100  
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Price History for 2008 Marchesi Mazzei Zisola Sicilia IGT, Sicily, Italy
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Grape Variety: Nero d'Avola

Nero d’Avola (also known as Calabrese) is the most important and widely planted red wine grape variety in Sicily. Vast volumes of Nero d’Avola are produced on the island every year, and have been for centuries. The dark-skinned grape is of great historical importance to Sicily and takes its present-day name from the town of Avola on the island’s southeast coast. The area was a hotbed of trade and population movement during the Middle Ages and Nero d’Avola was frequently used to add color and body to lesser wines in mainland Italy.

Translated, Nero d’Avola means "Black of Avola", a reference to the grape’s distinctive dark colouring, but its exact origins are the subject of debate. The region of ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Sicily [Sicilia] wine region

    Sicily (Sicilia in Italian) is an autonomous region of Italy, and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. At its widest point, between Messina and Marsala, the island measures 175 miles (280km) east to west, and about one third that distance north to south. Its roughly triangular shape led the island to be dubbed Trinacria (the triangle) during the Middle Ages, and is reflected in the triskelion (a motif with three protrusions) at the center of the regional flag.

    For more than 2500 years Sicily has been a significant center of viticulture in the Mediterranean, although its reputation is not as immaculate and widespread today as it once was. Blessed with consistently bright sunshine and reliably moderate rainfall, the classic ... more

  • Italy wine region

    Italy has a rich vinicultural heritage dating back more than two thousand years. Over the centuries the Greeks, Etruscans and Romans all played a significant role in the development of different wine styles, the way grapevines were grown, the evolution of winemaking traditions and the considerable changes in storage methods as wine moved from amphorae to bottle.

    Italian wines are made with the aim of partnering Italy's rich and varied cuisine; su ... more

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