2014 Musella Valpolicella Superiore

SKU #1270005 90 points James Suckling

 A fresh and zesty valpo with dried-watermelon and lemon character. Light body and a pretty linear backbone of acidity.  (11/2016)

Wine Spectator

 Hints of incense and star anise perfume this creamy red, which shows plumped cherry and singed orange peel notes underscored by loamy earth accents. Bright finish. (AN, Web-2016)

K&L Notes

Musella, one of my favorite Amarone producers, is now back in stock. They’d been out of the market for some time but now they are back! Musella’s wines have an elegance, a supple grace to them and don’t carry that "heavy" connotation that most would tag on Amarone—but to really understand Amarone you must understand Valpolicella first! I really like folks to work their way up the chain to understand the base flavors that make Amarone, and if you start with the 2014 Musella Valpolicella Superiore you’ll see why these are the grapes for Amarone. This so complex for a wine in this price range, it’s ridiculous, (Greg St. Clair, K&L Italian wine buyer)

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