Zitta Wines

FOR THE LOVE OF THE ART

Natural, old world-style, traditional estate wines, made by hand in South Australia's Barossa Valley. Their soul speaks of the soils, their heart of generations past.

HISTORY IN THE TASTING

Zitta's flagship is a bold statement of what can be achieved when the highest quality estate fruit is patiently handled with the most time-proven methods of natural, old world wine making.

EVERY GATHERING AN OCCASION

When enjoying company with family and friends, Zitta's Union Street Shiraz and Moppa Hills Chardonnay are the perfect pair to share.

 

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Zitta Wines was established in 2004 by owner and winemaker Angelo De Fazio at Greenock, in South Australia’s world-renowned Barossa Valley wine region.

Taking its name from the Italian word for “quiet”, the label is dedicated to the art of traditional, old world-style wine making. Using natural techniques with minimal inputs, it seeks to capture the essence of the De Fazio family vineyard – featuring only those varieties perfectly suited to the local conditions – in exceptional estate wines.

Angelo’s Southern Italian heritage includes many growers and wine makers. To learn more, click the link below. Or, for the full Zitta and De Fazio Vineyard story, download  For the love of the art

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Angelo’s knowledge of each individual block, and the characteristics of the grapes produced on them, is fundamental to his hands-on wine making approach.

Drawing on skills and knowledge passed down through his family from generation to generation, he works with small, select parcels of fruit, utilising wild yeast, open fermenters, basket pressing and long barrel aging to produce unmistakable character and depth.

Wine Making Process

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    The beautiful De Fazio Vineyard, resplendent in the lead-up to Vintage.

    Our premium fruit ripening on the vine.

    When Vintage arrives we carefully select the fruit and pick by hand.

    The grapes wait patiently to be crushed.

    The fully laden grape bins are emptied into the crusher.

    The crusher goes to work, separating the grapes from their stems.

    The crushed De Fazio Vineyard grapes are transferred into small open fermenters.

    With the traditions of Southern Italy still foremost in his mind, Zitta winemaker
    Angelo De Fazio gently hand plunges selected ferments to tease out the most delicate nuances.

    The wine is pumped over the open fermenters to help extract flavours and colours from the grape skins.

    The flavour-laden juice is drained from the fermenter…

    …and the remaining fermented berries are removed by hand, ready for basket pressing.
    (Gumboots essential!)

    The basket press is filled.

    The basket press kicks into action.

    Wine extracted from the press is collected and pumped into tanks.

    The wine waits in the tanks to be transferred into barrels.

    The barrels are carefully filled.

    Now filled, the barrels are put into storage so the wine can mature.

    Zitta wine maker Angelo De Fazio checks the wine’s progress.

    Following barrel maturation, the wine is transferred into a tanker and taken to the bottling plant.

    At last our prized Zitta wine is bottled – always an exciting moment!

    Patience, patience.
    The wine must now age in the bottle prior to release to ensure maximum depth and complexity.

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Angelo attributes much of the high calibre of Zitta wines to the topography of the De Fazio family vineyard and its varying soil profiles and elevations.

Located on the slopes of the Moppa Hills along the mineral-rich banks of the Greenock Creek in the Barossa’s North West, the vineyard has been producing premium quality grapes for over one and a half centuries. It was established in 1864 by colonial settlers, and Angelo considers himself extremely fortunate to have acquired such a quality parcel of land.

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Call Angelo De Fazio on +61 (0)419 819 414. Alternatively, you can e-mail your enquiry through the form below.

  

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ZITTA WINES  Nitschke Road, Greenock SA 5360, Australia