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Contratto Metodo Classico Pas Dosé Cuvée Novecento 2013

Piedmont, ItalyContratto’s flagship sparkler, the 2013 Metodo Classico Pas Dosé Cuvée Novecento, is easily among the best non-Champagne sparkling wines in the world. The nose is a breathtaking mix of wildflowers, candied dried fruits, early morning minerals, and a sophisticated mature leesy note. The winemaking begins with a gentle press and a collection of the free-run must that is fermented and aged in stainless steel for nine months. The second fermentation takes place in a bottle for an impressive 100 months, and the bottles are all hand-riddled through that lengthy period. This is one perfect sparkler with exotic, creamy sophistication and ethereal elegance. Don’t miss this one if you can find it. The blend is 70/30 chardonnay/pinot noir, and it is certified organic.Tasted: 25 November 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$55.00750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Giuseppe ContrattoDistributors: Stile Brands
Blend: Chardonnay - Pinot NoirCSPC: 42645UPC: 08002007001129