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Musco 2018

Umbria
white

Description

Vineyard | Musco comes from a very small vineyard planted with the traditional grapes of central Italy, where the shoots of the different varieties alternate in promiscuity. Located on a hill in the Orvieto area, 350 metres above sea level, on soils of sedimentary and clayey origin. The idea is to produce a wine as it was done in the past, where the assembly took place in the vineyard and each grape had to lend its precise character.
Person | Palazzone is a family-run business led by Giovanni Dubini, oenologist but above all a passionate country man, faithful to winemaking traditions and authentic productions, without excessive work in the cellar. Musco represents all of the following: "listening to instinct rather than technique, memory more than chemistry, passion more than protocol" as in the words of Giovanni. With Musco we wanted to take back what Giovanni and his family have always experienced in the past, before the arrival of modern oenology. Everything is done by hand and no electricity is used for production.
Wine | After harvesting by hand, the grapes undergo maceration for 6 days in an open chestnut vat. The pressing takes place thanks to an old press. Fermentation, with natural yeasts, lasts 1-2 months. The wine then matures for 8 months in chestnut barrels and refines in glass demijohns. The colour is a bright and luminous golden yellow. The perfumes immediately reveal charm and complexity. These range from candied citrus to almond, touches of honey, to nuances of Mediterranean maquis, wildflowers. A fruity part, including medlar and apricot, are equally present. The mouth is savoury, with a light tannic texture, never bitter, rather rhythmic and vibrant. The sip is slender and smooth, despite not lacking body and structure. Tasty and long finish, with frivolous Mediterranean herbs that offer originality and character.

Pairing
lamb offal, risotto with porcini mushrooms

Rating

Score
93
/100 
rated on 29/06/2022

Details

Wine type
white
Appellation
VdT
Region
Umbria
Structure
Medium-bodied
Alcohol
13,50%
Price
€ 36,00
Production
1600 bottles
Vines
procanico 50%
Verdello %
Malvasia %
Maturity
12 months in wood-barrel
8 months in glass
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