Demeter Biodynamic Certified, has the cellar and offices located in a rural court of the sixteenth century, surrounded by green meadows crossed by the river Fibbio, which originally hosted the stables of the aristocratic Villa.
Accomplished in the greatest respect of tradition, the building has been transformed into the precious setting for our botti and the cellar, equipped with all the latest technologies.
The large hayloft above the ancient stables has been reserved for the drying of the grapes used to produce our Amarone. This process takes place thanks to a carefully calculated natural ventilation, which guarantees the healthy conservation of the grapes.
All our products come exclusively from Musella, which extends on a total area of almost 400 hectares. Such an extension, quite unusual for the Veneto region, offers a remarkable differentiation in the soil composition, a quality that opens the possibility of challenging comparisons.
On the hills of San Martino Buon Albergo, is Tenuta Musella, one of the most beautiful and self-contained estates of the Veneto region. Rich in forests, waters, specialized crops, ancient courts and little churches, farming estates and houses, it appears as a net of roads and terrains, all within a single, completely fenced body, with the splendid aristocratic Villa, dating from the seventeenth century, at the centre of its secular park.
The oldest sources on the family of the counts Muselli, presumably the first proprietors of the Tenuta, date from the sixteenth century, but it is not until the second half on the nineteenth century that one hears about the winemaking tradition of the area, inaugurated by the inspired and enthusiastic Cesare Trezza di Musella. He introduced innovative systems for planting and growing vineyards, thus initiating what was to become a major activity for the Tenuta. In 1990 the Tenuta loses its original unity, and in 1995 our winery purchases all the vineyards and the structures that we eventually restored and converted into our cellars, offices and agriturismo (B&B).
The ancient winemaking tradition and the peculiar vocation of the terrains encouraged us to recuperate with enthusiasm the winemaking activity of this area, and to lead it with devotion, professionalism and constant technological amelioration to high quality levels.
The winery owns three vineyards on three different hills, rich in forest and natural oasis. The variety of soil composition an favourable exposition mainly to West guarantee an interesting combination.
Monte del Drago
Age: Chardonnay 1990; Corvine 1996, 1997, 1998; Merlot 1999
Extension: 8 hectares. (Chardonnay 3 ha, Corvine 4,5 ha, Merlot 0,5 ha).
Exposition:West. White clay.
Density per hectar: Chardonnay 7.000 and Corvine and Merlot 5.000.
Training system: guyot;
Grapes: Chardonnay in three different clones Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta (local red grapes) Merlot.
Age: Trellis from 1996 to 2006.
Extension: 7 hectares.
Exposition: West – South.
Soil: Mainly red clay.
Density per hectar: 6.500 to 7.000.
Training system: guyot;
Grapes: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera e Croatina.
Age: Trellis from 1996 to 2010.
Extension: 9 hectares (Sirah 1 ha, Barbera 1 ha, Corvine 7 ha).
Soil: Tufo with red clay.
Density per hectar: 6500 to 7000.
Training system: guyot.
Grapes: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Barbera, Sirah. All vineyards are planted in the modern system and they include a Chardonnay Vineyard reserved for organic cultivation and the main one reserved for Veronese red Grapes.