Veneto, Italy

Musa Lugana DOC – 2020

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  • Introduction

    • Named ‘Musa’ or ‘Muse’ in English, this wine is a source of viticulturally inspiration for the Buglioni family who dreamed of producing a world-class white wine from a historical region in their Veneto homeland. The last white wine born in Buglioni winery after the purchase of a 3 hectare vineyard in year 2014 in the Lugana area.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vine Age: 6 years
    • Soil: Chalky clay of morainic origin
    • Elevation: 96 meters (315 feet) above sea level
    • Training: Guyot with 5,000 vines per hectare, (2,024 vines per acre), 8 buds per vine. Green cover of rows.
  • Vintage Report

    • Decreasing production and more expensive harvest: this is, in a nutshell, how the 2020 harvest in Valpolicella can be described. The initial advance was reabsorbed by the low temperatures of the final maturation phase,so we were in perfect agreement with the calendar of the harvest in Valpolicella, scheduled for this year around September 10th.

      After a dry winter period, the vegetative recovery was marked by rains, which were maintained in the summer period with abundant rainfall which made it necessary to make a very careful selection to keep the quality high. The sorting of grapes for Amarone is, in fact, the most difficult and must be done by people who are able to do the job of selecting and cleaning the berries well. In any case, the 2020 vintage was characterized by a quantitative reduction due to the waste but at the same time, the healthy grapes gave a decidedly good qualitative contribution.

    • Harvest Date(s): Mid-September
    • Yields: 65 hl/ha (4.81 tons/acre)
  • Vinification

    • Crushing and pressing of de-stemmed grapes. Fermentation of the must for approximately 15 days at a controlled temperature (16° C).

    • Aging: The wine matures 5 months in steel tanks, and 2 more months in the bottle before sale.
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Trebbiano di Lugana (Turbiana)
    • Alcohol: 12.6%
    • TA: 6.1 g/L
    • p H: 3.3
    • RS: 1 g/l
  • Tasting Notes

    • Straw yellow color with green shimmers. Intense aroma, rich with notes of flowers, fruity with hints of citrus. Good structure and acidity with delicate mineral undertones.