Wine Details

Contratto Pas Dosé Metodo Classico “Millesimato”

The Millesimato has the bright intensity and definition of the highest caliber sparkling wine. A Pinot Noir (~80%) and Chardonnay (~20%) blend, this wine is hand-riddled in the cellar where it ages nearly 5 years before release. In the mouth, it is creamy and rich with fine, soft beading. Abundant honey, apricot and sweet almond meld with notes of lemon mousse and honeydew, resulting in an undeniably delicious and appealing wine.

Region:

Producer:

Contratto Sparkling Wine

Varietal:

80% Pinot Noir 20% Chardonnay

Vineyard:

Cassinasco/Canelli/Loazzolo/Costigliole d'Asti

Aging:

Minimum of 48 months on lees in bottle

Alcohol content:

12.5%

pH level:

3.2

Acidity:

7 g/l

Production:

140,000 bottles

Vinification:

Grapes are manually picked & selected & kept seperate according to their vineyard location. 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 May after harvest & then bottled for the 2nd fermentation.

Harvest:

Last week of August

Residual Sugar:

0.0 g/l

Recent press reviews

93

Contratto Pas Dosé Metodo Classico “Millesimato” 2017

Wine Advocate (93)- "A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the Contratto 2017 Alta Langa Metodo Classico Millesimato Pas Dos opens to a pale pink color and ripe fruit aromas. There is a note of mature peach and some saffron, all surrounded by easy, round softness. The texture is what stands out most here in this very pretty rosè sparkling wine. This mid-weight effort ends with a pretty spot of citrusy freshness."

93

Contratto Pas Dosé Metodo Classico “Millesimato” 2015

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."

91

Contratto Pas Dosé Metodo Classico “Millesimato” 2015

Vinous Media (91)- "Sweet green melon, white flowers and sweet smoke waft up from the 2015 Pas Dosé Metodo Classico Millesimato. This saturates the palate with mineral intensity while also soothing it with a cooling wave of silken bubbles. The 2015 is nutty and rich, but also finely sculpted, with vibrant acidity that maintains fantastic balance. It leaves a salty, savory sensation throughout the mouthwatering finale, as the cheeks pucker to a twang of sour lime. This is a blend of 80% Pinot Nero and 20% Chardonnay that could give many NV bottles of Champagne a run for their money. (Disgorgement L. 12/05/2021)"