Musso, Breganze Rosso Riserva DOC, Contra Soarda 75cl
Denomination: Breganze Rosso Riserva DOC
Grapes: Merlot and Marzemino
Area of production: On the hills of Bassano del Grappa from 150 to 300 meters a.s.l. Musso, in Venetian dialect, means donkey.
Training and yield per hectare: 220×80 cm between rows, with a number of nearly 5000 grape vines per hectare. Yield is around 1/1,5 kg per plant.
Nature of the soil and exposure: The soil is volcanic, rich in minerals and salts and permeable, allowing vine roots to go deep underground and find balanced moisture exchange. The exposure is East-West.
Harvest: The grapes are carefully selected and harvested by hands. Grapes are picked when the concentration of sugar, acidity, aromas and phenolic compounds reach the perfect level. The grapes are then collected into cases, and with a fast and efficient transportation, are brought immediately to the rooftop of the cellar, where are subjected to another selection and then are partially de-stemmed.
Vinification: The grapes enter the vinification room through natural gravity force and start a spontaneous fermentation in small steel tanks. The wine stays 15/20 days in maceration with the skins with temperature around 24-28°C. The malolactic
fermentation takes place in steel and barriques and is naturally achieved through temperature control.
Refining: The refining happens in barriques and tonneaux for 48 months and 4 more years in the bottle.
Ageing: From the day of the release 30 years or more.
Production system follows the organic parameters in total respect with nature and the environment.