First year of production: 1997
Vineyard: Corvina 50% and Cabernet Sauvignon 50%
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: Since 1970
Composition of the soil: Calcareous with red clay and tufo
Strains per hectare: 5/7000 to shoulder.
Harvest: From September 3th to October 5rd
Yield per plant: 1 kg.
Climate trend: 2015 vintage was really special and it was characterized by a very
intense light and by the sun, a long lasting 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 a 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 year!
Winemaking technique: We harvest the Cabernet sauvignon about one week before the Corvina.
Both grapes are placed in drying, the Cabernet is pressed after two
weeks, while the Corvina is left to dry for three weeks. Separate vinification
and rest for 18 months in new tonneau for the Cabernet and 1-2
years old tonneau for the Corvina.
Maturation: 18 months
Alcohol: 14.20% vol
Total acidity: 6.10
Sugary residue: 3.5
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.