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ISA0118WW
Isola Augusta
Friulano
2018
Friuli
Sustainable farming

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Friuli-Venezia Giulia (to use its full name) is an interesting and unique region of North-East Italy famed and much revered for producing some richer textured whites and lighter and fresher reds. With Venice as its capital, the Adriatic to the south, the Austrian Alps to the north and Slovenia to the East it has a mild maritime climate, with cooling winds and moderate summers. A long drawn out growing season ensures ripe grapes with good concentration, especially given their low yields (some of the lowest in Italy). White wine dominates with indigenous varieties Friulano (W), Refosco and Schioppettino (R) shining though. The trend in Friuli winemaking is to express purity of fruit, taking the grapes quickly off the skins, preventing oxidation and using little (if any) oak.

It was only in 1959 that Isola Augusta's founder, Renzo Bassini, first saw potential in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia clay soils and vineyards in which sits the modern day winery. Replanting old vines and renovating the outhouses they were quick to modernise, replacing many of the chemical interventions with physical processes and even pioneering the use of cold fermentation in the region. Since its foundation it has stayed in the family and now in the third generation Jacopo ensures the vineyard is managed using low environmental impact systems, almost entirely replacing chemical treatment with organic ones. Since 1990, the whole facility has been heated naturally using geothermal energy and in the early 2000s, the company achieved energy self-sufficiency, all with zero emissions.

Tasting note: Soft and peachy nose. Cantaloupe melon; green banana and white peach. Melon thickness. Pronounced with gentle leesy richness. Good weight; with a touch of spiced vanilla; green pepper. Gentle lingering finish.
Winemaking Detail: Fermentation temperature < 17° C . Left for one night on the skins. The wine is then left for 3 months on the yeasts. Partial malolactic fermentation.
Features Peach Melon Spiced-vanilla Soft Broad

Features Broad, Creamy, Melon, Peach, Soft, Spiced vanilla,
Tasting note Soft and peachy nose. Cantaloupe melon, green banana and white peach. Melon thickness. Pronounced with gentle leesy richness. Good weight, with a touch of spiced vanilla, green pepper. Gentle lingering finish.
Drink with
Chicken Kiev, Seafood risotto, Turbot,

Wine details

Country Italy
Region Friuli
Producer Isola Augusta
Wine Name Friulano
Style White
Vintage 2018
Main Grape Friulano
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 12.5%
Production 8000
Aging 2 months in bottle
Soil Clay; silt and sand
Time to drink Now - 2021
Winemaking Detail Fermentation temperature <, 17° C . Left for one night on the skins. The wine is then left for 3 months on the yeasts. Partial malolactic fermentation.

ISA0118WW
Isola Augusta
Friulano
2018
Friuli
Sustainable farming

Friuli-Venezia Giulia (to use its full name) is an interesting and unique region of North-East Italy famed and much revered for producing some richer textured whites and lighter and fresher reds. With Venice as its capital, the Adriatic to the south, the Austrian Alps to the north and Slovenia to the East it has a mild maritime climate, with cooling winds and moderate summers. A long drawn out growing season ensures ripe grapes with good concentration, especially given their low yields (some of the lowest in Italy). White wine dominates with indigenous varieties Friulano (W), Refosco and Schioppettino (R) shining though. The trend in Friuli winemaking is to express purity of fruit, taking the grapes quickly off the skins, preventing oxidation and using little (if any) oak.

It was only in 1959 that Isola Augusta's founder, Renzo Bassini, first saw potential in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia clay soils and vineyards in which sits the modern day winery. Replanting old vines and renovating the outhouses they were quick to modernise, replacing many of the chemical interventions with physical processes and even pioneering the use of cold fermentation in the region. Since its foundation it has stayed in the family and now in the third generation Jacopo ensures the vineyard is managed using low environmental impact systems, almost entirely replacing chemical treatment with organic ones. Since 1990, the whole facility has been heated naturally using geothermal energy and in the early 2000s, the company achieved energy self-sufficiency, all with zero emissions.

Tasting note: Soft and peachy nose. Cantaloupe melon; green banana and white peach. Melon thickness. Pronounced with gentle leesy richness. Good weight; with a touch of spiced vanilla; green pepper. Gentle lingering finish.
Winemaking Detail: Fermentation temperature < 17° C . Left for one night on the skins. The wine is then left for 3 months on the yeasts. Partial malolactic fermentation.
Features Peach Melon Spiced-vanilla Soft Broad

Features Broad, Creamy, Melon, Peach, Soft, Spiced vanilla,
Tasting note Soft and peachy nose. Cantaloupe melon, green banana and white peach. Melon thickness. Pronounced with gentle leesy richness. Good weight, with a touch of spiced vanilla, green pepper. Gentle lingering finish.
Drink with
Chicken Kiev, Seafood risotto, Turbot,

Wine details

Country Italy
Region Friuli
Producer Isola Augusta
Wine Name Friulano
Style White
Vintage 2018
Main Grape Friulano
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 12.5%
Production 8000
Aging 2 months in bottle
Soil Clay; silt and sand
Time to drink Now - 2021
Winemaking Detail Fermentation temperature <, 17° C . Left for one night on the skins. The wine is then left for 3 months on the yeasts. Partial malolactic fermentation.