ETHICA WINES USA CATALOGUE

• The Villa Sparina estate was purchased by the Moccagatta family in the late 1970s. • 70 hectares (173 acres) cultivated with the traditional varieties Cortese and Barbera in Gavi del Comune di Gavi, a restricted production area. • The best Cortese grapes are used to produce the Monterotondo Cru, an age-worthy Riserva declared the Best and most popular Gavi (Wine-searcher, 2020). • Cortese is vinified also in a lighter-style expression of Gavi from vineyards approximately 30 years in age and in a Brut sparkling wine aged on its lees for 30 months. • A light and refreshing Rosé del Monferrato and great Barbera DOCG are also produced. • Historical cellars from the XVIIth Century. • Attractive and distinctive bottle shape inspired by an old bottle that was discovered in the estate’s historic cellar. • Perfect climate for grape growing, influenced by the Mediterranean Sea . • Elevation: between 250 and 350 meters above sea level (820 – 1150 feet). • Soil: rich in clay and limestone.

When it first released its single-vineyard Gavi Monterotondo, Villa Sparina changed the way the world thought about Cortese di Gavi and the Gavi appellation. With its rich style, immense aging potential, and unique bottle shape, the wine set a new standard for quality and terroir expression in the appellation.

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