Not to boast, but it was just a few years ago when I was the link for finding the Musso family an importer to bring these excellent wines to America for the first time. We have a beautiful magnum in the original wood box of the Musso’s Pora Barbaresco in our cellar, gifted to us by the family Christmas as a thank you gesture for our efforts.
The winery was first established in the village of Barbaresco in 1929 by Sebastiano Musso. It has a long history of traditional farming and wine making in the region. Musso continues to be a small family business. Valter began working as a young winemaker at the family’s ten hectare estate in the mid 1980s. His son Emanuele works to market the wines (about 7,000 cases are produced annually), while grandson Luca Accornera manages the vineyards. They are all earnest, humble and hard working people.
Although Barbera, Dolcetto, Langhe Rosso, Chardonnay and Arneis are produced, the Musso’s are best known and famous for their one hectare vineyard in the Rio Sordo Cru, and their 2.5 hectare estate vineyard in the historic Pora Cru. So as not to take up too much space, for more information about this vineyard and wine, please go to http://mussobarbaresco.it/eng/index.php/menu/barbaresco-rio-sordo-docg/
“Underbrush, leather, floral and tobacco aromas are front and center on this radiant red, as well as a hint of menthol. The enveloping palate offers ripe plum, vanilla, mocha and baking spice alongside velvety, fine-grained tannins. 2024–2034.” 95 points, Kerin O’Keefe, Wine Enthusiast