Wine Advocate (94)- "Packaged in a heavy bottle, the Contratto 2017 Alta Langa Metodo Classico Blanc de Noir Pas Dosé For England is almost closer to a rosé sparkling wine than a white one. There is a dim ruby hue in its color. It shows lots of heft and intensity with peach, spice, saffron, raw honey and baked apple. This medium to full-bodied sparkler offers lasting richness."
International Wine Review (92)- "The For England Blanc de Noirs Pas Dosé shows a fresh toasty nose of light red berries. Dry on the attack with a fine mousse. Well balanced and clean on the palate with good flavor and a crisp, dry finish with lingering toasted grain notes. A well-made, all Pinot Noir sparkler aged a minimum of 42 months sur lie before bottling."
Wine Advocate (94)- "The Contratto 2016 Alta Langa Metodo Classico Blanc de Noir Pas Dosé For England (packaged in a heavy glass bottle) reveals an extra layer of spice on the bouquet. The wine starts off with pretty apricot and orchard fruit nuances but segues to a touch of cinnamon, dried ginger and crushed stone. The beading shows some spice as well, thanks to its sharp persistence."