First year of production: 2003 Demeter Certificate since 2014
Vineyard: Corvina and Corvinone 85%, Rondinella 10% and Barbera 5%
Geographical Location: Veneto – Italy Northeast of Verona, in the hill that divides Montorio from the Valle d’Illasi
Extension: 27 hectares of new shoulder-to-shoulder plant- 8 hectares of traditional Pergola – 20 hectares for rent by guyot.
Plant date: 1960 to 2015
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: 6500 in guyot and 4500 in pergola.
Harvest: August 5 to October 10.
Yield per plant: 2 kg.
Climate trend: Winter temperatures drop to -5 for a few days, an event that
had not manifested itself for at least 4 years.
On April 21, a terrible frost arrives, burning many hectares in the plains
and in some hills all over Europe. Even the vineyards that didn’t burn
may have suffered some damage due to the severe lowering
blooming temperature. In Musella the roe deer, who live undisturbed
in the woods, they eat a lot of gems and the damage though hardly
15-20% of production.
The season continues regularly until July, when a dry heat
puts most of Europe in difficulty again.
In Musella, drought remains under control due to the vitality of biodynamic soils.
The harvest is very early and begins already in the first
week of Aug. The season ends without further problems and
although it is to be considered a difficult and tiring year, the final quality
of the remaining grapes is excellent.
Winemaking technique: Peel-to-must maceration 12-15 days at uncontrolled temperature.
Periodic resafters. Racking. Malolactic fermentation. Transfer
in large barrels (3500 l) and concrete. Maturity period 12 months.
Alcohol: 13.05% vol
Total acidity: 6.15
Sugar residue: 2.4 gr/l
- Notes: Ruby red. The freshness and integrity of the fruit from character to this medium-bodied wine, pleasant and with the persistence of elegant hints of dried flowers
- External Analysis from Dubernet Laboratoires: Download
I Vini di Musella
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.