James Suckling (93)- "Ripe stone fruit, candied orange peel, toasted almonds and cream on the nose. Fresh and vivid with fine mousse and clean, tangy acidity that adds tension and length. Mineral finish. Drink now or hold."
Wine Enthusiast (93)- "Aged for over 40 months on the lees, this 100% Pinot Noir sparkling wine defines posh. Aromas and flavors of strawberry, peach, grapefruit, acacia honey, and rhubarb entice. Tartness and vibrance create a textured and layered palate finishing with zippy acidity."
Wine Advocate (92)- "Showing a slightly copperish tinge to its appearance, the Contratto 2018 Alta Langa Metodo Classico Blanc de Noir Pas Dosé For England offers an ample and generous style with orchard fruit, Golden Delicious apple and freshly baked pie crust. This vintage is more closed initially, so give it time. The beading is soft and creamy, and the wine offers substantial fruit weight."