First year of production: 2003
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 modern guyot vertical trellis + 8 hectares of traditional
“Pergola” + 20 rented hectares in guyot vertical trellis
Plant date: 1960 to 2015
Composition of the soil: Calcareous with red clay and tufo
Strains per hectare: 6500 in trellis and 4500 in Pergola
Harvest: From August 3rd to October 10th
Yield per plant: 2 kg.
Vingate climate: A fairly regular year both in terms of rainfall and seasonal temperatures,
even if summer confirms the drought and heat trend of the last four years.
The very rainy May did not compromise the development of the plants
and the fruits, which after a scarce vintage, were abundant and the earth
managed itself with even a few rains until the beginning of September,
when an abundant precipitation accelerated the ripening and our harvest
times. For the first time we have increased the harvesting team to ensure
the grapes were picked at a perfect ripening point. The production balance
and our respectful care have allowed us to consider 2018 as an excellent
Winemaking technique:Maceration and fermentation on the skin for 12-15 days at a quiet
indipendent temperature. Carefully decanted, malolactic fermentation,
transfer into big barrels of 3500 l and cement tanks.
Maturation: 12 months
Alcohol: 13.08% vol
Total acidity: 6.10
Sugar residue: 1,60 g/l
Extract: 27,40 g/l
Tasting notes: Ruby red colour. Freshness and integrity of fruit give character to this
medium bodied wine, pleasant and with an elegant dried flowers
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.