imageContratto Millesimato Brut
Contratto Millesimato Brut
Contratto (Italy)

Contratto Millesimato Brut

Denomination                                    Metodo Classico -Vino Spumante di Qualità

Variety                                               80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay

Vineyards                                           Oltrepo Pavese

Time of Harvest                                 Last week in August

Vinification                                         The grapes are handpicked, selected and kept separate according to their vineyard location. In the winery they are cooled down before pressing and then the juice is being fer-mented dry in temperature controlled tanks. Here the wine stay to mature until May after harvest, then are blended and bottled for the second fermentation.

Average production                          180,000 bottles

Aging                                                 Almost 3 years on yeast in bottle

Winemaker's Comments                   A wonderfully stylish and savory sparkling wine with dominant pinot characteristics. Scented with fragrant notes of flowers, berries, cherries and fresh bakery yeasts, it's backed by meaty, nutty and creamy complexity with underlying notes of cinnamon. Medium to full-bodied, it's round and generous, with a smooth, vinous presence extending all down the palate. Very sophisticated and elegant, it's underpinned by a refined extract that provides a restrained sense of length

Food Pairing                                     Ideal as aperitif