Contratto For England Brut Sparkling Rose 2014

Original Price $43.99
Current Price $36.97

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94+pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

Our latest find from the 150+ year old house of Contratto: the Contratto For England Brut Sparkling Rose. This pale pink beauty is dry as a bone, with lots of delicious fruit and zippy acidity. Serve it as your house aperitif, or with a bowl of marcona almonds and chunks of Manchego cheese. If you're feeling decadent, add a wax paper cone of truffle fries and watch the delight unfold. Fried shrimp with a lemon aioli or crisp-roasted chicken with tangerines and thyme in the cavity will work seamlessly next to this beautiful bubbly, as will a dessert of apricot tart tatin with a generous dollop of craime fraiche on top. What are you drinking this Valentine's Day??  

Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate:  "The 2014 Alta Langa Metodo Classico Rosé Pas Dosé For England is a beautiful Pinot Noir rosato with lots of bright fruit and a refreshing snappiness to it. It pours to a graceful light pink color and serves notes of tangerine skin and lemon zest. You really feel the acidity on the tip of the tongue here, with sharp, linear edges. This is my favorite expression among these new releases from Contratto. Drink 2019-2035." Jun 2019

Winery:  "This is a pure expression of Pinot Noir from the estate's oldest vines. The 2014 For England sees one hour of skin contact for the delicate, pale pink color that characterizes this important sparkling wine. Precise and sculpted in the glass, with fabulous energy, this Pinot Noir represents sublime and refined minerality. Orange peel, mint, cranberry, rose petal are some of the notes that lift from this exquisitely perfumed Alta Lange sparkling wine. Serve in a small Bordeaux glass."

Bottle 750ml, cork   
Varietal 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol  12.5%
ph 3.2
Sugar 0.0g/L
Total Acidity 6.5g/L
Aging almost 48 months on lees in bottle
Region Alta Lange, Italy
Production Limited at 750 dozen
Original Price $43.99
Current Price $36.97

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