Isola Augusta

Veneto, Italy

Because legend has it that, once, its land was lapped by the rivers Tagliamento and Stella, which surrounded it as if it were an island. Augusta, and this is a certainty, because Via Annia crossed through it, connecting Rome to Aquileia, which at the time was the second most important city of the Roman Empire. This evocative name has always been on the cadastral maps of this simple area but of rare beauty. The sea is nearby and, day after day, “it gives the vineyards its brackish sigh, which becomes imprisoned in their vegetation”. The strong clayey soil, sparing in terms of the yield of grapes, produces unique wines thanks to their particular characteristics.

Massimo Bassani is a winegrower who closely follows modern wine technology, but at the same time, remains faithful to tradition and to the spontaneous suggestions of the earth. He interprets these suggestions, between the vineyards and the cellar, not with indulgence, but with the intransigence and attention towards ancient winemaking, yet carried out according to the most modern criteria. Nothing is left to chance, yet it is not forced, to obtain from the clay soils of Isola Augusta, young wines that are both modern and traditional, inviting wines. In other words, wine which is able to seduce and enchant the palates of the young and not so young in equal measure. Wines at the service of fine dining…

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Isola Augusta Wines

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Isola AugustaPinot Grigio

92 Points From Luca Maroni

Straw yellow colour coppery hues, acacia and peach aroma. Velvety, ample and elegant flavour.

Serve With: seafood appetizers, soups, white meats and cheeses.

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Isola AugustaSauvignon Blanc

93 Points From Luca Maroni

Straw yellow colour with greenish hues, it has a rich yellow pepper, peach and tomato aroma. The flavour is dry and aromatic.

Serve With: Seafood and shellfish, creams and soups, asparagus risotto, prosciutto. Excellent as an aperitif.

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Isola AugustaRefosco

Ruby red color with purple hues, showing flavors of wild blackberries, and dark red fruit. Well balanced, strong and lightly tannic flavor. Great with grilled meats or stews.

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Isola AugustaRibolla Gialla

Excellent as an aperitif. Appetizers and first courses of vegetables or fish. Dry, fresh, aromatic with delicate, fragrant, floral nose and harmonious taste.

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Isola AugustaVerduzzo

94 Points From Luca Maroni

Deep yellow color and golden honey color hint at this dessert wines sweetness. Flavor of dried figs and honey a beautiful soft acidity that balances this wine and its delicious taste. Perfect to pair with soft cheeses, pastries and light desserts.

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Isola AugustaFriulano

92 Points From Luca Maroni

Straw yellow color and light green hues, flavor is dry with slight sweetness balanced with acidity and nose of almonds and apple. Perfect for charcuterie dish of light meats and cheeses, soups and fish.

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Isola AugustaChardonnay "les Iles"

91 Points From James Suckling

Intense straw yellow color. On the nose delicately fruity with notes of vanilla, exotic fruit and white flowers. Soft on the palate, enveloping and elegant.

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Isola AugustaSchioppettino

Ruby red colour with garnet hues, a scent of wild berries and spices. The taste is soft, well- rounded and lingering. Overall a very elegant product.

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