Wine Details

Contratto Rosé Pas Dosé Metodo “For England” Alta Langa DOCG

This is a gorgeous pale pink rosato, made from the estate’s oldest vineyards of Pinot Noir. Bright fruit and attractive, fresh perfumes of tangerine peel, orange, mint and cranberry give the wine a refreshing vitality and energy. In the mouth, the For England is a precise and sculpted sparkling rosè whose vibrant acidity lends sharp, linear edges and an undeniable appeal.

Region:

Producer:

Contratto Sparkling Wine

Varietal:

100% Pinot Noir

Vineyard:

Alta Langa, Piemonte; south/southeast exposure

Aging:

Almost 4 years on lees in bottle

Alcohol content:

12.5%

pH level:

3.2

Acidity:

6.5 g/l

Production:

9,000 bottles

Soil:

sandy, rocky with ocean sediments

Average altitude:

740 meters above sea level

Vinification:

Grapes are manually picked & selected. They are cooled down in the winery before crushing & only the free fall juice is collected. First & second fermentation with indigenous natural yeast. After the first fermentation, the wines stay to mature until June after harvest & then bottled for the 2nd fermentation.

Harvest:

Middle of September

Residual Sugar:

0.0 g/l

Recent press reviews

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Contratto Rosé Pas Dosé Metodo “For England” Alta Langa DOCG 2016

Wine Advocate (94+)- "The Contratto 2016 Alta Langa Metodo Classico Rosé Pas Dosé For England shows pretty color saturation with an elegant pink hue and hints of shiny copper. This wine made exclusively with Pinot Noir offers a heavier center of gravity and more fruit weight, with spicy and tonic beading on the close. This more full-bodied style allows for plenty of orchard fruit, crushed mineral and some baked bread."

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Contratto Rosé Pas Dosé Metodo “For England” Alta Langa DOCG 2015

Wine Advocate (94)- "Opening to a pale pink color, the 2015 Alta Langa Metodo Classico Rosé Pas Dosé For England is a graceful and elegant sparkling wine with tart berry aromas, wild strawberry and pink grapefruit. Background tones include almond pastry and crushed rock or aspirin. This is a lean sparkling wine that shows extra volume thanks to the lively nature of its fine beading and soft foam."

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Contratto Rosé Pas Dosé Metodo “For England” Alta Langa DOCG 2014

Wine Advocate (94)- "The 2014 Alta Langa Metodo Classico Rosé Pas Dosé For England is a beautiful Pinot Noir rosato with lots of bright fruit and a refreshing snappiness to it. It pours to a graceful light pink color and serves notes of tangerine skin and lemon zest. You really feel the acidity on the tip of the tongue here, with sharp, linear edges. This is my favorite expression among these new releases from Contratto."