The Only Prosecco Good Enough For You
This is the only Prosecco DOCG Wine Access has ever offered. We learned just how pent-up the demand for top-shelf Prosecco was among Wine Access clients last year, when we first offered this Bele Casel Prosecco Asolo Superiore DOCG. One hundred cases disappearing in a flash was one sign. We knew we struck a nerve when the ratings started rolling in. The current stats? lAn average of 4.03 stars out of 5, with 81 4-star and 37 perfect 5-star ratings. Like the last allocation, these 85 cases at $16.49 per bottle, will disappear in an instant.
While some Prosecco producers work from vineyards hundreds, even thousands of acres in size, Luca Ferraro has just 24 acres of superior quality vines planted 500 feet in elevation. His vines eek out less than 3-tons per acre while many growers allow their vines to nearly crack under bunches five times as heavy. Luca and sister Paola grew up helping their dad and father-in-law as they pursued the production of the region’s highest quality artisan Prosecco. As the estate grew, the Ferraro family kept things simple, prepping and hand-ladling 200-300 bottles each evening and hand-delivering the finished product to local enthusiasts.
This hands-on approach remained intact as the Ferraro family’s reputation grew outside the region and attracted American importers. Still, quality is first and foremost, and that’s why this is still the only Prosecco we’ve ever offered on Wine Access.
The restraint in the vineyards is precisely what makes Bele Casel Prosecco Asolo Superiore so elegant; its zesty freshness and juicy attack speaks of an artist whose intense focus on coaxing character from his grapes means more than upping yields and making mounds of cash. Indigenous Glera grapes are softly pressed before a cool fermentation (62-68 degrees) of 40-50 days, before three months of aging on the lees in stainless steel tanks.