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Vines Pinot Nero ( %)
Bubbles Blanc de Noirs

Color: Pale straw yellow with subtle and persistent perlage

Smell: The nose is intense and enveloping with hints of white flowers, fruit and green apple and secondary notes of yeast.

Taste: fresh and with beautiful acidity that opens on notes of peach and dried fruit

Food matches: aperitif, it goes well with rich appetizers based on salami and cheeses.

Classic method

Contract For England is a non-dosed Classic Method sparkling wine with a long history. In fact, in the thirties the English court asked for a less sweet wine than those then on the market and Contract satisfied them with this For England.

Grape vines Pinot Nero

Vinification: fermentation on indigenous yeasts. After the first fermentation it matures until June, when it is bottled for the second fermentation.

42 months aging on the lees.


A fantastic story ... Contratto was founded by Giuseppe Contratto in 1867. The cellar is known as the oldest producer of sparkling wines in Italy. In fact, the classic 1919 Contract Extra Brut method was the first vintage sparkling wine ever produced in the country. The cellar has a long and prestigious history. At the end of the twentieth century, his wines left Canelli for destinations all over the world (mainly towards royal families), and Contratto was the personal supplier of the Vatican as well as of the Italian royal family. Awards and medals from international exhibitions and competitions of the time highlight the reason why the name of the Contract has long been synonymous with prestige and quality in the world of sparkling wines. In 150 years of wine production, Contratto has gone from Moscato and red wine to the Classic Method Sparkling Wine, to still white wines as well as vermouth, tonics and syrups. For many generations, the cellar remained in the hands of the Contratto family. In 1993, after 126 years, it was sold to an "outsider". Carlo Bocchino, a well-known producer of Canellese grappa and a lover of historic properties, buys it and with great investments brings substantial improvements both to the cellars and to the areas used for representation and tasting. The grandiose historic cellars of the Contract represent a real treasure for the company and are among the most beautiful of their kind. These huge underground cellars, which cover more than 5000 square meters, were built in the heart of the hill that protects the small town of Canelli, carved out of limestone tuff up to a depth of 32 meters. The project took three years of manual work. The cellars maintain a constant and natural temperature of 13 degrees and the ideal humidity rate constitute a perfect environment for bottle fermentation and slow maturation of the wines obtained following the classic method. Today Contract enters a new era; Giorgio Rivetti and his team support the quality of the wines, proud to bring this jewel of the cellar back to ancient glory.

Classic Method

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