D’Agata on our Prosecco: “90 points… lovely wine.”

prosecco bele casel extra brut

D’Agata gives our wine high marks on Antonio Galloni’s Vinous tasting note portal.

Here’s what leading English-language wine writer Ian D’Agata, a senior editor for Antonio Galloni’s Vinous.com, had to say about our Prosecco Extra Brut:

Bele Casel Asolo Prosecco Extra Brut
90 points

Straw green. Apple, pear and blood orange on the nose and in the mouth. Offers lovely balance and a thick, rich mouth-feel; much deeper and more complex than the Extra Dry in this lineup. Lovely wine.

About Ian and his role with Vinous (from the Vinous website):

Ian D’Agata, Senior Editor and Head of Development for Europe & Asia

Ian has been writing and lecturing about food and wine for more than 25 years. He is currently the Scientific Advisor of Vinitaly International and the Scientific Director of the Vinitaly International Academy.

An award winning-wine writer, D’Agata has been named Italy’s “best wine journalist” and he contributes regularly to various wine and lifestyle magazines such as Britain’s Decanter and China’s Wine Press and TasteSpirit. He has written Harper Collins/Ecco’s The Ecco Guide to the Best Wines of Italy and his critically acclaimed Native Wine Grapes of Italy (University of California Press) is viewed as the definitive text to Italy’s native grapes and wines. He also wrote ten editions of the D’Agata & Comparini Guide to Italy’s Best Wines, for which he won the 2009 International Association of Culinary Professionals Gourmand Award for wine guides.

Ian lectures on Italian food and wine cultural history in the Food Sciences Master’s program at NYU. A trained medical doctor, he is a frequent speaker in Italy and around the world not just on the subject of native grapes and wine, but specifically on health and wine.

Regions Covered: Central and Southern Italy, Northern Italy (Except Piedmont and Tuscany), Alsace, Canada.

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