The Musso winery was founded in 1929 and coincides with one of the most critical moments of the Italian economy and the world, the year of the “Great Depression” Sebastiano Musso, born in 1906, did not lose heart. Even with being left alone at a young age from the untimely death of his father, he found the strength to fight back and establish a small winery in Barbaresco. Valter Musso, a young winemaker, joined the family winery in the mid-eighties, today is a mature man and head of the winery, overseeing the responsibilities in the vineyard and the winery to produce quality wine. Today Musso make wonderful Barbaresco from Rio Sordo and Pora crus and many other beautifully crafted wines.
Pora has a west to south-west exposition close to the Tanaro River which creates a unique microclimate while the northern side of the hill is an abrupt bluff that drops into the river and where the famous white truffles can be found in-season. The 2017 Musso Pora emanates from an historical vineyard of about 2 and a half hectares (at around 240-280m altitude), with mainly limestone and frequent intersections of clay. This is a very expressive and grand wine, richer and fuller in body to the Rio Sordo. The 2017 was Rated 97+ Points by Luca Gardini, GardiniNotes
This full-bodied red offers aromas evoking blue flower, baked plum and pipe tobacco. The firm but polished palate shows concentration and structure, featuring dried cherry, steeped prune and licorice set against fine-grained tannins. Drink 2022–2027; Rating: 93 Points; Kerin O'Keefe; Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Baking spices, shows a little sweet oak, but there’s no shortage of plum and red fruits, along with a light earthiness and floral notes. Medium-bodied, plump red fruits, succulence with ripe but firm tannin, and a spicy red fruited finish of good length. Richer and flesher than the Rio Sordo, though not as precise. Needs a year or two to settle down. Alcohol: 14.5%; Drink: 2022-2028+; Rated: 93 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
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