The history of Contract wines began way back in 1867 with the production of the first Classic Method sparkling wine obtained from Moscato grapes and the construction of the first part of the underground cellar, now known as the Wine Cathedral. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the consumption of sparkling wine began to change and less sweet and lighter wines became popular. Contract responds to the change by planting Chardonnay and Pinot Noir both in the Langa and in Oltrepò Pavese, and creating the “cuvée For England”, an extremely dry wine with a strong character that has conquered the sophisticated palates of the English. The Rivetti family, owners of the La Spinetta winery, acquired the Contract in 2009, and the property now consists of about 40 hectares of vineyards and a production of about 200,000 bottles per year. Contract sparkling wines, all vintage and not dosed, are produced with grapes from vineyards located in the upper Langa at altitudes ranging from 600 to 800 metres. Sustainable agriculture, low yields and obsessive attention to detail combined with a great passion are the foundations of the Contract, a history of great prestige that has lasted for over 150 years.
Pinot Noir 80%
Destemming and soft pressing. First fermentation in steel tanks at controlled temperature and aging for about 9 months. Second fermentation in the bottle and aging on the lees for at least 36 months.
Straw yellow color with golden reflections. In the mouth it is intense with notes of chalk, yeast, dried fruit and star anise. In the mouth it is fine, elegant, mineral, dry and dry, with a citrine and white almond finish.
It goes perfectly with Parmesan cheese, also with seafood dishes.