2010 Contratto Classico Riserva Special Cuvee Pas Dose

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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WA 96 JS 93
WA 96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2018

This wine sees seven long years of yeast contact. It celebrates the estate's 150th anniversary (1867-2017). The 2010 Metodo Classico Special Cuvée Pas Dosé is almost entirely Pinot Nero, with a 5% part of Chardonnay from...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, September 2018

Rich and decadent nose that shows dried apricots, dried lemons and pie crust. Caramel and sweet hazelnuts, too. Refined bubbles, a creamy texture and a crisp and lively finish. Drink or hold.


Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Vintage 2010
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2010 Contratto Classico Riserva Special Cuvee Pas Dose, a white wine hailing from the prestigious Piedmont region in Italy. This wine is a true gem, crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail by the renowned producer Contratto.

In the glass, this wine presents a pale golden hue, reminiscent of a sun-kissed summer afternoon. The aromas that waft from the glass are simply enchanting. Rich and decadent, the nose reveals notes of dried apricots and dried lemons, intertwining with delicate hints of pie crust. As the wine opens up, the bouquet blooms with the alluring aromas of caramel and sweet hazelnuts, adding depth and complexity.

Upon the first sip, the wine envelops the palate with a refined effervescence, courtesy of the meticulously crafted bubbles. The texture is creamy, coating the mouth with a velvety sensation that is both luxurious and indulgent. The crisp and lively finish leaves a lasting impression, making it difficult to resist reaching for another sip.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded this wine an impressive score of 93 points, praising its opulent nose and the harmonious interplay of flavors. According to Suckling, this wine can be enjoyed now or cellared for further development.

Another esteemed critic, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, bestowed a remarkable score of 96 points upon this sparkling beauty. The review highlights the seven long years of yeast contact that went into crafting this wine, resulting in extraordinary balance, intensity, and purity. The perfect level of ripeness adds a tantalizing interplay of sweetness and saltiness to the wine's generous, full-bodied nature.

With its elegant label and impeccable reputation, the 2010 Contratto Classico Riserva Special Cuvee Pas Dose is a true testament to the art of winemaking. This white wine is an excellent choice for any wine enthusiast seeking a unique and unforgettable experience. Whether enjoyed now or aged further, it is sure to leave a lasting impression on the most discerning palates.