Contratto For England Rose Pas Dosé 2011
Grape Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard: Oltrepò Pavese
Denomination: Metodo Classico – Vino Spumante di Qualità
Tirage: April to July
Riddling: By hand for 4 weeks
Harvest: Last week in August
Fermentation: Old vine Pinot Noir, handpicked and selected. In the winery the Pinot Noir grapes are cooled down before crushing and only the free fall juice is collected. The time the grapes spend in the press serves also to extract the light salmon color. First and second fermentation with indigenous natural yeast. After first fermentation, the wine stays to mature until May after harvest, then is blended and bottled for the second fermentation.
Aging: Minimum of 32 months on lees in bottle
Alcohol content: 12.5% alcohol by volume
Production: 17,000 bottles per year
Dosage at Disgorgement: No dosage
Tasting Notes: A host of rose petals, chalk, white pepper and sweet red berry scents open up effortlessly in the glass. Finishes with superb power and length along with lingering mineral and floral notes. Can be enjoyed now or cellared for at least a few years.
Awards: 95 points Wine Advocate, 95 points James Suckling
Formats Available: 750 ml and 1.5 L