Tenuta Musella, Italy, Veneto
On the hills of San Martino Buon Albergo, is Tenuta Musella, one of the most beautiful and self-contained estates of the Veneto region. The oldest sources on the family of the Counts Muselli, presumably the first proprietors of the Tenuta, date from the sixteenth century, but it is not until the second half on the nineteenth century that one hears about the winemaking tradition of the area.
Inaugurated by the inspired and enthusiastic Cesare Trezza di Musella, he introduced innovative systems for planting and growing vineyards, thus initiating what was to become a major activity for the Tenuta.
- Small family owned and run Verona estate
- High quality hand crafted wines from indigenous Italian grapes
- The Amarone is a real meditation wine to contemplate and enjoy
The winery owns three vineyards on three different hills, rich in forest and natural oasis. The variety of soil composition and the favourable exposition mainly to West guarantee an interesting combination.
Age: Garganega 2007; Pinot Bianco 2012; Corvine 1996, 19977, 1998; Merlot 1999
Extension: 8 ha. (Garganega 2.5 ha., Pinot Bianco 0,5 ha., Corvine 4,5 ha., Merlot 0,5 ha).
Soil: Tuff with white clay
Density per hectar: 6.500
Training system: Guyot
Grapes: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta (local red grapes) Merlot, Pinot Bianco, Garganega’
Age: Trellis from 1996 to 2010.
Extension: 9 ha.
Soil: Tuff with red clay.
Density per hectar: 6500
Training system: Guyot.
Grapes: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Barbera, Sirah and Oseleta
Two words that imply a way of working, observe and experience the land. A philosophy of life to appreciate the harmony of a cultivated field, the succession of the seasons and time. Biodynamic method means to be in tune with nature, with the earth and with men. Fertilization, cultivation and livestock are implemented in ways that respect and promote the vitality and fertility of the land and at the same time the typical qualities of the plant and animal species. The deep connection with nature and the full respect of its rhythms lead, with biodynamic farming, to abolish the use of mineral fertilizers and synthetic chemical pesticides, and to manage the land according to cosmic and lunar cycles.
The ideal is to create a unit biodynamic farm with a herd of cattle. The animals are in fact an important element of this organism, providing valuable fertilizer, to be used after composting to increase the vitality of the soil.
According to the biodynamic method, fertility and vitality of the land must be obtained by natural means: compost produced from solid farmyard manure, plant material as fertilizer, crop rotation, pest control and pesticide mechanical based mineral and vegetable.
Making vital land and increasing the biological activity, the plants grow in a natural way, nourished by the ecosystem of the soil. Fertilizers and soil care are therefore aimed at obtaining and maintaining this balance. For more detailed information please consult the national website of biodynamic agriculture
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.
Musella Amarone Della Valpolicella DOCG 2010
Grape Variety: Corvina 45%, Corvinone 40%, Rondinella 10%, Oseleta 5%
Retail Price: S$103.00
About the Wine: Ruby red color with purple rim. Deep nose of cherries and little red fruits. Full bodied and ripe tannins on mouth, liquorices aftertaste.
Musella Amarone Della Valpolicella Riserva 2010
Grape Variety: Corvina and Corvinone 70%, Rondinella 20%, Oseleta 10%
Retail Price: S$126.00
About the Wine: Ruby red colour. Cherries and spice on the nose with a never-ending finish on palate.