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ISA0318RW
Isola Augusta
Schioppettino
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: Macerated strawberries, cloves and subtel chocolate on the nose. Fresh; deep; dark and juicy; with more strawberry; acai berry; red cherry and cloves. Bonfire, cloves and smoke with sweet red cherry and clove on the finish. Long and soft.
Winemaking Detail: Fermentation temperature at 25°. Juice is left on the skins for 10 days. Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature.
Features Strawberry Red-cherry Cloves Smoky Soft

Features Cloves, Juicy, Red cherry, Smoky, Soft, Strawberry,
Tasting note Macerated strawberries, cloves and subtel chocolate on the nose. Fresh, deep, dark and juicy, with more strawberry, acai berry, red cherry and cloves. Bonfire, cloves and smoke with sweet red cherry and clove on the finish. Long and soft.
Drink with
Chilli con carne, Cured meats, Salmon,

Wine details

Country Italy
Region Friuli
Producer Isola Augusta
Wine Name Schioppettino
Style Red
Vintage 2018
Main Grape Schiopettino
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 13%
Production 12000
Aging 4 months in bottle
Soil Clay; silt and sand
Time to drink Now - 2022
Winemaking Detail Fermentation temperature at 25°. Juice is left on the skins for 10 days. Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature.

ISA0318RW
Isola Augusta
Schioppettino
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: Macerated strawberries, cloves and subtel chocolate on the nose. Fresh; deep; dark and juicy; with more strawberry; acai berry; red cherry and cloves. Bonfire, cloves and smoke with sweet red cherry and clove on the finish. Long and soft.
Winemaking Detail: Fermentation temperature at 25°. Juice is left on the skins for 10 days. Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature.
Features Strawberry Red-cherry Cloves Smoky Soft

Features Cloves, Juicy, Red cherry, Smoky, Soft, Strawberry,
Tasting note Macerated strawberries, cloves and subtel chocolate on the nose. Fresh, deep, dark and juicy, with more strawberry, acai berry, red cherry and cloves. Bonfire, cloves and smoke with sweet red cherry and clove on the finish. Long and soft.
Drink with
Chilli con carne, Cured meats, Salmon,

Wine details

Country Italy
Region Friuli
Producer Isola Augusta
Wine Name Schioppettino
Style Red
Vintage 2018
Main Grape Schiopettino
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 13%
Production 12000
Aging 4 months in bottle
Soil Clay; silt and sand
Time to drink Now - 2022
Winemaking Detail Fermentation temperature at 25°. Juice is left on the skins for 10 days. Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature.