Contratto, Sparkling Wine

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Contratto, Sparkling Wine

A Passion for Bubbles and Reason To Celebrate
LIMITED QUANTITIES
"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!

$34.95 per bottle / $419.40 per case

Summary


The nose dominates with aromas of fresh bread crust and green apple, the palate amazes with minerality, crispness and aromas of citrus fruit. A creamy mouth-feel with a hint of salinity in the mid-palate, this delicious sparkling wine is perfect as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to a wide variety of meals. No dosage (no sugar), this is a wonderfully dry blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Product Details


Producer: Contratto

Country: Italy

Region: Piedmont

Sub Region: Others

Varietal: Chardonnay Blend

Vintage: 2007

Size: 750ml

Code: W4432