Wine Advocate (93)- "Showing a pale pink appearance, the Contratto 2015 Alta Langa Metodo Classico Millesimato Pas Dosé shows a fine and tight personality that is reinforced by the delicate nature of the beading. To the bouquet, it reveals peach, grapefruit and a touch of baked almond biscuit. The blend is 85% Pinot Nero and 15% Chardonnay."
Decanter (93)- "When Giorgio Rivetti of La Spinetta acquired Contratto in 2011, one of the first things he did was purchase vineyards in Alta Langa. 'Pinot Noir for me is one of the best varieties for Metodo Classico production,' he says, and the altitude of the vineyards enable high quality Pinot Noir to be grown. Aged on its lees for 60 months, the nose is biscuity with a delicious red fruit and mushroom fragrance. The palate is savoury and dry, yet there's a touch of juiciness to the mellow bruised apple, red berry and subtle stone fruit flavours. The acidity is fresh and slightly saline, in no way aggressive. It works so well with the gentle mousse, just caressing your mouth rather than ripping it apart like some younger sparkling wines can do. There's a hint of truffle on the finish, and this would go incredibly well with a wild mushroom risotto. Disgorged 31 January 2020. Drinking Window 2020 - 2026"
Wine Advocate (92)- "Packed in a dark bottle, the Contratto 2014 Metodo Classico Millesimato Pas Dosé (disgorged in November 2019) is a slender and direct wine with apricot, nectarine and some dried orange skin. This is a medium-weight sparkling blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with an elegant mouthfeel and lots of pretty elegance offered along the way. There is some dusty mineral on the close."