This cuvée of Danilo Ferraro's Bele Casel is from fruit grown very near the winery at Cerano di San Marco. These hillsides in Asolo produce slightly more intense acids than those in Valdobbiadene; citrus flower aromas and a persistent almond flavored finish. A delicate and refreshing starter for any meal.
About this wine producer: Danilo Ferraro set out with the goal of producing fine, estate-bottled Prosecco in the early 1980s when he was an oenology student. His father-in-law had a hectare of old Glera (the grape that used to be known as Prosecco), and sold the wine in in demijohn to locals. By the time we met him, his tiny winery was about the size of an American, two-car garage – producing the best Prosecco we’d ever tasted. Today Danilo continues the work with his son Luca, who oversees the organic farming of their vineyards…and the winery is a little larger, just off of the family home.