First year of production: 2007 – Demeter certified since 2014
Vineyard: Garganega 100 %
Geographical Location: Veneto – Italy Northeast of Verona, in the hill that divides Montorio from the Valle d’Illasi
Extension: 2 hectares of new shoulder pad
Plant date: Garganega 2007
Composition of the soil: Medium clay dough (white clay) tufa in the Dragon Mountain
Strains per hectare: 6000
Harvest: End of September
Yield per plant: 2 kg.
Climate trend: Winter temperatures drop to -5 for a few days, an event that does not
had been manifesting for at least 4 years.
Spring, however, starts early and at the end of (21) April comes a terrible frost,
that burns so many hectares on the plains and in some hills all over Europe. Also
vineyards that have not burned may have suffered some damage to the severe
lowering the blooming temperature. Later in Musella i
roe deer, who live undisturbed in the woods, eat a lot of gems and the damage
although it is difficult to calculate 15-20% of production.
The season continues regularly until July, when a dry heat
puts most of Europe in difficulty again. To Musella
drought remains under control due to the vitality of biodynamic soils. The Harvest
it is very early and starts already in the first week of August. The
season ends without further problems and although it is to be considered
a difficult and strenuous vintage, the final quality of the remaining grapes is excellent.
Winemaking technique: Peel-to-must maceration for a few hours. Pressing. Fermentation
and transfusions at natural autumn temperature. 9 months on fine scum. Assembly
in the tub of Verona’s red MARMO.
Alcohol: 13.50% vol
Total acidity: 5.40
Sugary residue: 1.1 gr/l
Notes: Bright golden yellow. Apple and nose fishing, long and persistent end.
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.