The Musso winery founded in 1929 coincides with one of the most critical moments of the Italian economy and the world, the year of the “Great Depression”, that brought down myths and structures that seemed invincible. In those years it was difficult just to manage everyday life and to pool resources for survival. Yet, 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.
Beginning with little more than one hectare, he continued the work of the family, cultivating the vineyards and producing his own wine. The following years were very difficult, those of World War II and after the war. Yet he managed to survive making wine and selling it, overcoming the difficulties and distances.
It was in the sixties that his son Augusto, returned home to look after and follow the family business. With his return, Augusto brought the enthusiasm of youth. The winery benefited and in the following years, Sebastian and Augusto expanded their vineyards with the purchase of a plot on the hill of Pora and an entire farm in Rio Sordo.
Today, the stars are still the men and their generations. They do not contradict each other, but are in total synergy, highlighting the best capabilities of each. Valter Musso, a young winemaker joined the family winery in the mid-eighties now a mature man and head of the winery. With the help and support of his son Emanuele and grandson Luca Accornero, Musso oversees the responsibilities in the vineyard and the winery to produce quality wine.
The results of the work in the vineyard and in the cellar are about 80,000 bottles of wine per year on average. Barbaresco makes up 40%, a grand red wine with structure and long aging. Three types of Barbaresco are produced: a blend from the union of grapes from different vineyards and two single crus: Pora and Rio Sordo.