Kind words from one of Italy’s top wine professionals: “a brilliant demonstration of what terroir is”

andrea gori sommelier italy

The Ferraro family was thrilled to read a note on Bele Casel by one of Italy’s top sommeliers and wine writers, Andrea Gori:

Una luminosa dimostrazione di cosa sia il territorio Asolo DOCG @Bele_Casel continua così che prima o poi ce la facciamo.

“A brilliant demonstration of what terroir is,” he wrote on his Instagram after tasting the wines, above. “Bele Casel, keep on doing what you’re doing and sooner or later we’re going to make it.”

Known as the sommelier informatico or digital sommelier, Andrea is one of the highest-profile wine consultants and bloggers working in Italy today.

When he’s not traveling and tasting across Italy or blogging for the wildly popular Italian wine blog Intravino, you can find him at his family’s historic trattoria in Florence, Da Burde, where he authors the wine list.

The restaurant was the inspiration for the Osteria del Gambero Rosso in Collodi’s Pinocchio (the “Red Lobster Tavern” in English; not to be confused with the current-day Osteria del Gambero Rosso, which is part of the Pinocchio theme park in Pescia, Tuscany).

Evidently, Collodi used to eat there regularly.

Andrea, keep on doing what you do! Thank you for the kind words!

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