2011 Musella Valpolicella Superiore

SKU #1155988 Wine Spectator

 Balanced, featuring a core of black cherry, aromatic herb, crème de cassis and wild strawberry fruit, with hints of gumdrop and smoke. Fresh. (Web-2013)

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Verona is a city with history, culture and excitement all wrapped into one. The province of Veneto, in fact, is surrounded by attractions and theme parks, to meet the desires of all, couples, families and groups of friends. We say this because if you like this wine, you can stay at the property. Musella is an historic estate on the northeast outskirts of Verona, just 15 minutes drive from the centre. Hugh Johnson writes about Recioto di Musella in the 1969 edition of "The World Atlas of Wine". The property has a long history back to 16th century. It is surrounded by green meadows and crossed by the river Fibbio. The property originally hosted the stables of an aristocratic Villa. The large hayloft above the ancient stables has been reserved for the drying of the grapes used to produce their Amarone. This process takes place thanks to a carefully calculated natural ventilation, which guarantees the health of the grapes. While the property is most known for its Amarone wines, this Valpolicella is quite stunning. 70% Corvina e Corvinone, 20% Rondinella, and 10% Barbera.

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Staff Image By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/5/2014 | Send Email
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This wine is so inviting, it has such an exotic yet so delicate of an aromatic pulse, successive waves of candied cherry, plum thoroughly spiced with cinnamon and cardamom. In the mouth it has a delicate, balanced feel yet this is a Superiore version so it has spent one year in used barrique and tonneaux that softens the palate expression and makes it slightly more expansive as the wine finishes with a long and elegant peak.
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