First year of production: 2000
Vineyard: Corvina and Corvinone 70%, Rondinella 10%, Oseleta 10%, Croatina 7%, other 3%.
Geographical Location: Veneto – Italy Northeast of Verona, in the hill that divides Montorio from the Valle d’Illasi
Extension: 27 hectares of modern vertical trellis
Plant date: since 1960 to 2001
Composition of the soil: Calcareous with red clay and tufo
Planting density: 6500
Harvest: September 13th to October 10th.
Yield per plant: 1 kg.
Vintage climate: The year begins with a long drought, a very warm early April,
leading to a fast development of the buds, followed by some rainy
weeks that makes the temperature remain below average until
July. In August, the temperatures rise again and the land dries
quickly. The maturation is very early, the quantity of the grapes is
below the average but the quality is high. Great vintage
Winemaking technique: This wine borns from the idea of producing the Amarone in as most
natural and traditional way as possible, starting first from an
obsessive grapes selection.
The second selection is done at the moment of pressing, after 100
days from the harvest, when four or five people descart the singol
grape if not perfectly healthy. The soft pressing done by feet, leave
the dry stems in to have some tannins more and the fermentation
is with indigenous yeasts at not controlled temperature in a oak
conical fermenting vat. We do daily “follature” by hand until the
natural slow down of the natural fermentation in few months. This
wine rests at least 3 years in a not toasted barrel of 700 lt. (I
bought a craft barrel done with oak bended by steam to avoid the
interference of toasting).
It is not filtred, not clarified, we only wash the barrel twice in 3
Alcohol: 16.45% vol
Total acidity: 6.90
Sugar residue: 5.50
Dry extract: 40.70
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.