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For England Blanc de Noir Pas Dosé

Contratto - For England Blanc de Noir Pas Dosé - 750ml bottle

Contratto
For England Blanc de Noir Pas Dosé

Contratto is Italy's oldest producer of sparkling wines. The 1919 vintage of their Extra Brut is believed to be the first ever bubbly made in this land of Chianti and Barolo. The personal supplier of wine to the Vatican and Italian royalty, the wonderful little house of Contratto has long...
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Contratto is Italy's oldest producer of sparkling wines. The 1919 vintage of their Extra Brut is believed to be the first ever bubbly made in this land of Chianti and Barolo. The personal supplier of wine to the Vatican and Italian royalty, the wonderful little house of Contratto has long been synonymous with prestige and quality in the world of sparkling wine. This gorgeous wine is named 'For England' and harkens back to the 1930s, when Contratto began supplying low-dosage, dry tasting bubbles to England. At that time Champagne was quite sweet, and the English preferred a leaner wine, with brighter acidity and less sweetness to better match with savoury food. Made from all-Pinot Nero (Italian for Pinot Noir, of course) from the 2008 vintage, there is a beautifully developed toasty, nutty character mingling with bright citrus and redcurrant aromas. In the mouth emerge tart red berry flavours, toasted bread, and a silkiness to the cushy mousse. Salty minerals appear on the bone-dry finish. It is fascinating wine with a glorious history, compelling taste, and a fine pair for oysters, light pastas or some triple cream cheese.

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  • Alcohol by volume is 12%
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  • Alcohol by volume is 12%

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