Bele Casel

Bele Casel

Veneto

Caerano San Marco

Bele Casel is a small family run winery in the heart of the Asolo Prosecco appellation. The winery is located in the small town of Caerano San Marco in the province of Treviso and possesses two main hillside vineyards to the north and east of the town.

The Monfumo vineyard lies to the north at an altitude ranging from 250–300 metres above sea level. The soil is mainly clay marl with a high content of fragmented stone material and good acidity. The vineyard is planted with Glera (formally known as Prosecco) and other old, local grape varieties, such as Bianchetta, Trevigiana and Perera. The average vine age is 80 years.

The other main vineyard is ...READ MORE

Bele Casel

Veneto

Caerano San Marco

Bele Casel is a small family run winery in the heart of the Asolo Prosecco appellation. The winery is located in the small town of Caerano San Marco in the province of Treviso and possesses two main hillside vineyards to the north and east of the town.

The Monfumo vineyard lies to the north at an altitude ranging from 250–300 metres above sea level. The soil is mainly clay marl with a high content of fragmented stone material and good acidity. The vineyard is planted with Glera (formally known as Prosecco) and other old, local grape varieties, such as Bianchetta, Trevigiana and Perera. The average vine age is 80 years.

The other main vineyard is in the Cornuda area to the east of the winery at an altitude of 150–200 metres above sea level. The soils here are again clay marls but contain a high iron content, which gives them their characteristic red colour. This vineyard is planted only with the Glera variety and provides the fruit for the Prosecco Extra Dry. The slightly warmer climatic conditions and less acidic soils produce wines with a little more alcohol and opulence, while maintaining the fresh acidity that is typical of the Bele Casel style.

All the base wines are first pressings, which are fermented in stainless steel tanks, and there is no fining or filtration prior to the secondary fermentation. The Extra Brut and Extra Dry Proseccos undergo secondary fermentation in pressurised tanks, the so called Martinotti method. 

The Bele Casel style is one of purity and finesse, characteristics not often found in Prosecco. Owner Luca Ferrario says that while the organic management of the vineyards and the non-interventionist winemaking style contribute to achieving this style of wine, it is also the unique Asolo soils and climatic conditions which play an equally important role.

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