zitta wines

Wine

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.

Location

De Fazio Vineyard situated in the Greenock District,
North-West Barossa Valley, South Australia (approximately
4km, or 2.5mi, from the township of Greenock).

Climate

Warm to hot. Dry Summers.

Average Seasonal Temperature Range

Winter 2 °C – 18 °C
Spring 5 °C – 25 °C
Summer 8 °C – 36 °C
Autumn 7 °C – 22 °C

Rainfall

Average annual rainfall is 508mm (20”), which includes 201mm (8.3”) during the growing season.

Topography

Undulating north-west facing slopes, ranging from 250m to 307m (820.2 to 1,007.2 ft) above sea level.

Soils

Shallow red clay and sandy loams over red clays.

Viticulture

Original Shiraz planted circa 1864. A succession of replanting and re-trellising has followed. Bush vines average height 600mm (2ft). Single-wire trellising 1.2m (4ft) is used. Rows are spaced 3.7m (12ft) apart, with vines planted every 2.4m (8ft). All blocks are hand-pruned. Bush vines and select blocks are hand-picked.

Grape Varieties

Predominantly Shiraz – various select old clones. Grenache old
bush vine, Mataro (Mourvedre) bush vines and patch of old
Chardonnay vines

Irrigation

Supplementary drip irrigation is available for use.

Environmental Aspect

Sustainable land management practices.

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zitta wines