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Bele Casel Extra Brut Asolo

Bele Casel Extra Brut Asolo

Asolo DOCG, Veneto, Italy

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  • Tasting Notes

    The Bele Casel Prosecco Asolo presents a captivating straw-yellow hue, adorned with a delicate, creamy fizziness and a steadfast stream of fine bubbles. Its aromatic bouquet unfolds with vibrant intensity, offering tantalizing scents of golden apple, juicy pear, and exotic fruit, accented by subtle hints of wisteria and acacia flower.

    On the palate, this Prosecco exudes elegance and finesse, striking a perfect balance between its refreshing acidity and luscious fruit flavors. With its well-harmonized profile, it enchants the senses with its intensely fresh and delicate character. A perfect companion for appetizers and seafood dishes.

  • Story

    In the picturesque hills of Asolo, Veneto, Italy, the Bele Casel Winery embodies the essence of artisanal winemaking in the acclaimed region of Prosecco. Originally known as "La Contea," this family-owned estate is a testament to tradition, dedication, and a steadfast commitment to quality.

    In the early days, the entire family played a hands-on role in the winemaking process. With just 24 acres of superior quality vines planted at a lofty 500 feet in elevation, the Ferraro family meticulously tended to their vineyards, ensuring each grape thrived under the gentle Italian sun. Luca and his sister Paola grew up alongside their father and father-in-law, learning the art of winemaking with every bottle they hand-labeled and personally delivered to clients every Saturday.

    Their business ethos was refreshingly simple – a handshake, a few phone calls, and a passion for crafting the finest artisan Prosecco in the region. They didn't see themselves as salesmen; rather, they were humble producers dedicated to preserving the integrity of their craft.

    Despite their growing reputation and international acclaim, the Ferraro family never compromised on quality. While other growers focused on maximizing yields, Bele Casel remained steadfast in their commitment to restraint in the vineyards. With yields of less than 3 tons per acre, their vines flourished, producing grapes of unparalleled character and complexity.

    This hands-on approach and unwavering dedication to quality are evident in every bottle of Bele Casel Prosecco Asolo Superiore. Its elegant profile, zesty freshness, and juicy attack are a testament to the Ferraro family's intense focus on coaxing out the true essence of their grapes, rather than chasing profits.

    At Bele Casel, it's not just about making wine; it's about crafting an experience that celebrates tradition, authenticity, and the timeless beauty of Italian winemaking.

  • Somm Notes

    The Bele Casel Asolo Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry is a testament to the rich heritage and meticulous craftsmanship of the Asolo region in Italy. Crafted with at least 85% Glera grapes, as mandated by Prosecco Superiore regulations, this sparkling wine embodies the essence of the terroir. With the recent legal protection of the Prosecco name, ensuring its exclusive use within the Prosecco zone, Bele Casel's dedication to tradition shines through.

    As a member of the Vignaioli Indipendenti, Bele Casel champions artisanal winemaking, reflecting the spirit of the region's small family producers. The Asolo DOCG designation, largely comprising such producers, signifies a commitment to quality and authenticity. Despite its relatively undiscovered status, the Asolo region is a hidden gem, cherished by those in the know, making Bele Casel's Prosecco a truly insider's delight.

    Compared to other iterations of Prosecco offered in the region, Bele Casel's Proseccos stand out. The first time I tasted it, my head turned, and I was pleasantly surprised by the richness of flavors, that was balanced by the gentle acidity that provided enough lift to be fresh.

    95 points Decanter: "Luca Ferraro makes wines which combine technical precision with the natural expression of terroir at this small, family-owned estate in the hills of Asolo. Long ageing on the fine lees and slow refermentation give this floral Extra Dry a lovely creamy texture and a deliciously juicy finish. Absolutely irresistible. (Jun 2022)

  • Region

    Amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Veneto wine region in Northeastern Italy, Asolo emerges as a hidden gem renowned for its exquisite Prosecco. Since its creation in DOCG designation in 2009, Asolo Prosecco has captivated wine enthusiasts worldwide, offering a distinctive freshness producers attribute to the unique Morainic soils found in the high-altitude vineyard hills of Asolo.

    Formerly known as Colli Asolani until 2014, Asolo boasts a rich viticultural heritage that dates back centuries. The Colli Asolani, a hilly area stretching from northeast to southwest between Cornuda and the charming town of Asolo, forms a picturesque ridge spanning approximately 8 kilometers (5 miles). Here, the rolling hills, with peaks reaching up to 450 meters (1500 feet), create an idyllic backdrop for cultivating exceptional grapes.

    The most coveted vineyard sites in Asolo are found on the southern slopes of the hills, basking in the warm embrace of the sun. These south-facing slopes, coupled with the gentle undulation of the terrain and the loose, well-drained soils, provide the perfect environment for grape cultivation, resulting in wines of unparalleled quality and character.

    Asolo is affectionately known as the "Pearl of Treviso" for its pristine beauty and timeless charm. Surrounded by majestic mountains, it is also dubbed the "City of 100 Horizons," a testament to its breathtaking vistas and panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see.