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Italian wine world mourns the loss of Ernesto Cattel, 54, Prosecco col fondo pioneer and organic advocate

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News of his passing first began to appear on Sunday: Ernesto Cattel, Prosecco col fondo pioneer and organic and biodynamic advocate, died last week. The cause was an unspecified long-term illness. He was 54 years old according to most media reports.
“Our motto was let's start at the bottom and rise up from the cloudy to see our way clear ,” said his business partner Mauro Lorenzon in an interview with La Nuova , a daily newspaper published in Venice and Mestre.
Lorenzon, a celebrated Venetian sommelier and owner of one of the city's most renowned wine bars, helped Cattel to launch the...
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