|Azienda Agricola Musso, Via Domizio Cavazza, 5 - 12050 Barbaresco (CN)
The Musso winery is located in Barbaresco, an ancient village in the Langhe, famous throughout the world for its great wines, a symbol of refined elegance and expressive finesse. The Musso family has been present in these lands since the end of the 17th century and the winery was founded in 1929, at a time when the great depression caused by the Wall Street crash was also spreading through Europe. The beginnings were not easy, not least because the property was small: a couple of plots in Cavanna and one on the Ronchi hill. From the cultivation of the vines and production of the grapes, the winery quickly moved on to winemaking on its own. Despite the difficulties caused by the Second World War, the estate continued to grow and in the 1960s, also thanks to the introduction of DOC Barbaresco, new horizons began to open up.
The property was enlarged with the acquisition of new plots in the Pora and Rio Sordo crus, completing an excellent vineyard park. Today the total surface area is 10 hectares, almost all located on the hills of Barbaresco and cultivated with the historical varieties of the area: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto and Freisa, as well as the international Chardonnay. The most valuable vineyards are located in the famous cru of Pora, Rio Sordo, Cavanna and Ronchi and constitute a priceless heritage. Today the estate is run by Valter Musso, who personally oversees both the work in the vineyard and the vinification, with the help of his son Emanuele and grandson Luca. The winery is still located in the heart of the ancient village of Barbaresco, and enshrines the indissoluble bond with the familiar places and the most ancient traditions.
Careful and scrupulous work in the vineyard is followed by vinification conducted with the aim of preserving the quality of the grapes as much as possible, with minimal oenological intervention. Vinification takes place in stainless steel tanks and steel or wood is used for ageing, depending on the grape variety and the wine. The underlying philosophy is to let the vine express itself as a direct interpreter of the terroir. Obviously, each vineyard is vinified separately in order to emphasise and enhance its special characteristics and to offer labels of individual Additional Geographical Mentions. This approach allows wine lovers to appreciate all the nuances of a great terroir and the different characteristics of Nebbiolo. Today the winery produces about 80,000 bottles, 40% of which is Barbaresco, the brand's emblematic wine and true ambassador of the Langhe.