First year of production: 1993
Vineyard: Corvina and Corvinone 70%, Rondinella 20%, Oseleta 10%
Geographical Location: Veneto – Italy Northeast of Verona, in the hill that divides Montorio from the Valle d’Illasi
Extension: 27 hectares of new shoulder pad
Plant date: 1960 to 2001
Composition of the soil: Limestone with prevalence of iron red clay in the vineyards The Perlar and Palazzina, medium tufa clay dough in the Mount of the Dragon
Strains per hectare: 5/7000 to shoulder.
Harvest: From late August to mid-September.
Yield per plant: 1 kg.
Climate trend: 2015 vintage was really special and it was characterised by a very intense light and by the sun, a long summer heat. Mostly the light depended by the cosmic cycle condition of the sun, repeating every 15 years and having reached the top this year. After a mild winter and regular spring, the strong rain falls in June brought some hail to a couple of vineyards, but, thanks to the following dry season we recovered completely and we reached September with unforgettable grapes: a great Vintage!
Winemaking technique: The grapes chosen and collected in boxes are arranged in a
special ventilated room to be dried according to the famous
withering process. Grapes lose at least 35% of their
original weight thus concentrating sugars, aromatic components
and noble tannins. In January, the soft pressing takes place
fermentation starts at low temperature(13th – 17th); the long
maceration allows the maximum extraction of the fruit.
The wine remains for 24 months in oak tonneau French and in barrels of
larger sizes (700, 1500 and 3500 litres); After
bottling, remains to refine at least one year before
Alcohol: 16% vol
Total acidity: 6.05 gr/l
Sugar residue: 5.6 gr/l
Dry extract: 38.8 g/l
Our wines follow an ambitious project, not only because biodynamic, but because we believe that now is the time for the Valpolicella to further exploit its territorial potential, free from market constraints in order to better express all their innate class in purity and taste.
The elegance inherent in traditional varieties is thus considered by us the conceptual center of our wines, the true revelation of a rich and unique nuances and complexities territory, often enhanced with the right depth in the most commercial wines, thus confusing the public perception .
Cherry bark and spice blend in the typical pleasure of Valpolicella wines and find in Musella a sincere interpretation balance, which goes straight to the heart.