2007 Contratto, Piedmont

Press and Tasting Notes

Contratto is owned and made by Giorgio Rivetti of La Spinetta. A powerhouse sparkling wine with history that dates back to 1867, Contratto has been requested by the Vatican as well as the Royal Houses of Europe. The nose dominates with aromas of fresh bread crust and green apple, the palate amazes with minerality, crispness and aromas of citrus ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured October 21, 2013

THE REVIEW

"I love to make Barolo and Barbaresco, but I have a passion for bubbles." Giorgio Rivetti of La Spinetta.
    If you have a passion for bubbles or just looking for a reason to celebrate, Contratto needs to be added to your sparkling wine repertoire. Rarely do you see a vintage sparkling wine from Italy. Rarer still is a sparkler from the much-heralded 2007 vintage.
    In the 1920's and 30's, it was the Contratto bubbles that were requested by the Vatican and the Royal Houses of Europe. Today, we are excited to offer Contratto to you, a sparkling wine that consistently receives the prestigious Tre Bicchieri award from Gambero Rosso.
    No dosage (no sugar added) makes this sparkling wine a must have for every lover of bubbles. The nose dominates with aromas of fresh bread crust and green apple, the palate amazes with minerality, crispness and aromas of citrus fruit.
    Typically people reserve sparkling wine for toasts and celebrations. However, most underestimate its delicious versatility when paired with a wide variety of cuisine. From shellfish to pork, from cheese to cured meats, and roasted chicken too, you don't need a celebration to enjoy Contratto even though this wine is cause for celebration itself. Cheers, enjoy! Read More »

Region

Piedmont

In northern Italy, Piedmont is home to a number of grape varietals.  Among them is the "noble grape" Nebbiolo.  Grown in several sub-regions, the most popular Nebbiolos hail from Barolo, Barbaresco, Langhe, Gattinara and ... Read More »