Isola Augusta, Trevenezie IGP (Veneto, Italy) Schioppettino 2019

($20):   Founded in 1959 by Renzo Bassani, the third generation of the that environmentally-conscious family is now involved.  They gradually expanded to about 125 acres of vineyards, which provide sufficient fruit for all their wines.  Indeed, they sell some of their grapes to their neighbors.  This floral 2019 Schioppettino has a springtime feel to it.  A light to mid-weight red, it is fresh and lively with a touch of spice, which makes it ideal with a tomato-based fish stew.  The absence of sticky tannins also makes it an excellent choice for chilling in place of a Rosé.
91 Michael Apstein Mar 23, 2021