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Contratto Millesimato Brut

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While La Spinetta has only owned the Estate since Spring 2011, Giorgio and Andrea have been secretly making the Metodo Classico wines since 2007 with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes from Oltrepo Pavese. Thus, the inaugural releases of Contratto Metodo Classico are all the products of this talented father-son team.

Currently the Estate is investing in land and the creation of new vineyards in Alta Langa, near the town of Bossolasco. Giorgio Rivetti acquired 45 acres of southern exposure hillside in order to plant Pinot Noir at 720 m above sea level. With the existing 33 acres of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyards around Canelli and Loazzolo and the new Pinot Noir plantings, Contratto from 2017 vintage onwards, will produce sparkling wines from 100% Estate grown fruit only.

The future appellation of the wines will then be Alta Langa DOC.

Dry and powerful, lending considerable verve to a set of flavors and textures deeply steeped with the essence of Pinot Noir. Brisk and energetic. On the palate chalk, graphite, red berries and mint emerge. White flowers, citrus and crushed rocks are layered into the finish. A serious aperitif sparkling wine that is great now and in the next 5 years to come.