2016 Musella Valpolicella Superiore

SKU #1387752 Jancis Robinson

 Lovely, inviting red fruit nose. Lithe and a little racy on the palate. Wonderful, genuine and truthful. Worth every penny. 17/20 points. Drink 2018-2022. (WS)  (5/2018)

K&L Notes

Musella is one of my favorite Amarone producers, as their 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 recommend my customers work their way up the chain to understand the base flavors that make Amarone, and if you start with the 2016 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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By: John Downing | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/21/2019 | Send Email
I had the good fortune of meeting Maddalena Pasqua Di Bisceglie twenty years ago while tasting her wines at the Vinitaly Fair in Verona. They were quite good then but are sensational today. She and her family practice biodynamic farming and the results speak for themselves. This is definitely one of the finer Valpolicellas made and it combines richness and elegance along with stunning complexity. A wonderful wine at the table that's versatile with a wide variety of dishes.

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Alcohol Content (%): 13