Musella unfolds on the eastern edge of Verona, a large, walled-in and pristine area that hosts vineyards, woods and olive trees, with a short stream running along its western border. Here Maddalena Pasqua di Bisceglie, together with her cousin Enrico Raber, leads the winery founded by father Emilio, over 20 hectares of Valpolicella’s classic grapes cultivated according to biodynamic principles. There are, however, no shortage of less traditional wines either (both whites and reds). The Amarone ’15 took advantage of the excellent harvest, as evidenced by its vibrant notes of super-ripe and sweet red fruit, which blend with nuances of dried flowers and Mediterranean scrub. In the mouth it expresses all the season’s heat, coming through warm and pervasive, but enlivened by pleasantly rough tannins. The Ripasso ’17, on the other hand, expresses a more complex and multi-layered aromatic suite, where fruit appears only later, emerging off a spicy background. The palate is crisp, juicy and marked by good length.