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Contratto Millesimato Extra Brut 2011

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A wonderfully stylish and savory sparkling wine with dominant pinot characteristics. Scented with fragrant notes of flowers, berries, cherries and fresh bakery yeasts, it's backed by meaty, nutty and creamy complexity with underlying notes of cinnamon. Medium to full-bodied, it's round and generous, with a smooth, vinous presence extending all down the palate. Very sophisticated and elegant, it's underpinned by a refined extract that provides a restrained sense of length.

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James Suckling
A sparkling wine with complex aromas of bread dough, cooked apples, hints of cheese and citrus fruit. Full body, lots of flavors and impressive richness. Develops nicely in the glass with pear puree and hints of minerals. Drink and enjoy.
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Giuseppe Contratto

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Giuseppe Contratto, Italy
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Contratto was founded in 1867 in Canelli, the heart of a prestigious wine producing area. The company always had a reputation as one of Italy's premier Brut sparkling wine producers, actually given the nickname, "the Spumantaio", by connoisseurs. In time it acquired a select number of vineyards in Cerequio and other renowned areas in and around Alba and Gavi.

In January 1994 the historic company was taken over by Distilleria Bocchino, another famous Piemontese producer, mainly renowned for its liqueurs made from grapepips, and in particular the grappa obtained from Moscato grapepips which results in an aromatic and widely appreciated liqueur.

The two companies are now run by Carlo and Antonella Bocchino, the fourth generation of grappa makers intent on making the best: their bottles must be first class and they impose a thorough selection process starting with the choice of vineyards and vines. The brother - sister duo have now decided to focus their attention on a small range of historic wines, limited to a highly selective estate production.

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Set upon a backdrop of the visually stunning Alps, the enchanting and rolling hills of Piedmont are the source of some of the country’s longest-lived and most sought-after wines. Vineyards cover a great majority of the land area—especially in Barolo—with the most prized sites at the top hilltops or on south-facing slopes where sunlight exposure is maximized. Piedmont has a continental climate with hot, humid summers leading to cold winters and precipitation year-round. The reliable autumnal fog provides a cooling effect, especially beneficial for Nebbiolo, Piedmont’s most prestigious variety.

In fact, Nebbiolo is named exactly for the arrival of this pre-harvest fog (called “nebbia” in Italian), which prolongs cluster hang time and allows full phenolic balance and ripeness. Harvest of Nebbiolo is last among Piedmont's varieties, occurring sometime in October. This grape is responsible for the exalted wines of Barbaresco and Barolo, known for their ageability, firm tannins and hallmark aromas of tar and roses. Nebbiolo wines, despite their pale hue, pack a pleasing punch of flavor and structure; the best examples can require about a decade’s wait before they become approachable. Barbaresco tends to be more elegant in style while Barolo is more powerful. Across the Tanaro River, the Roero region, and farther north, the regions of Gattinara and Ghemme, also produce excellent quality Nebbiolo.

Easy-going Barbera is the most planted grape in Piedmont, beloved for its trademark high acidity, low tannin and juicy red fruit. Dolcetto, Piedmont’s other important red grape, is usually ready within a couple of years of release.

White wines, while less ubiquitous here, should not be missed. Key varieties include Arneis, Cortese, Timorasso, Erbaluce and the sweet, charming Muscat, responsible for the brilliantly recognizable, Moscato d'Asti.

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Representing the topmost expression of a Champagne house, a vintage Champagne is one made from the produce of a single, superior harvest year. Vintage Champagnes account for a mere 5% of total Champagne production and are produced about three times in a decade. Champagne is typically made as a blend of multiple years in order to preserve the house style; these will have non-vintage, or simply, NV on the label. The term, "vintage," as it applies to all wine, simply means a single harvest year.

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