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The Villa Sparina estate was purchased by Mario and Bruna Moccagatta in the late 1970s long before anyone could imagine how popular Italian white wine would become in the decades to follow.*
Their vineyards stretch over 70 hectares in the northern section of the Gavi appellation, which is situated in southern Piedmont. Here, the clay marl soils alternate with diluvial and gravelly soils, ideal for the production of richly flavored white wines with immense aging potential. Lying at altitudes between 800 and 1000 feet ASL, the vineyards benefit from the maritime influence of the Mediterranean, about an hour’s drive by car.*
The winery is known for its distinctive bottle shape. It was inspired by an old bottle that was discovered in the estate’s historic cellar.*
Today, Villa Sparina is run by Mario and Bruna's children, Stefano, Tiziana, and Massimo.
The 2021 Villa Sparina Gavi di Gavi, named so because all of the fruit is sourced from the township of Gavi, was vinified in stainless steel and is a stunning expression of the cortese varietal. Rich and round, it has floral-tinged aromas of stone and tropical fruits and a palate of lemon peel laced with minerals and wet stone along with hints of pineapple and white peach. Check out the press!
91 points, James Suckling:
"Sliced apples, lemons, white peaches, elderflowers, and crushed stones on the nose with subtle white-pepper spice. It’s mineral and fresh, with a medium body and a crisp finish." (7/5/22)
Producer Name: Villa Sparina
Old/New World: Old World
Country of Origin: Italy
Appellation: Gavi di Gavi
Quality Designation: DOCG
Grape Varietals: Cortese
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Medium Body White
Winemaker: Stefano Moccagatta
Pack/Size: 12/750 ml
Container Type: Custom yellow glass bottle
Closure Style: Natural Cork
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