• 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 Comune di Gavi, a restricted production area in the Gavi appellation to produce “Gavi di Gavi” wines. • The best Cortese grapes are used to produce the Monterotondo Cru, an age-worthy riserva. WineSearcher.com has called it one of the five best Gavis (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 in the bottle for 30 months. • A light and refreshing Rosé del Monferrato and juicy- tasting Barbera DOC 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 . • 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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