Region: South Piemonte, Gavi
Grape Variety: 100% Cortese
Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
Rating: 91 James Suckling Points (2020)
Climate: Perfect climate for grape growing, influenced by the Mediterranean Sea
Terroir: Vineyard faces mainly south, south-west, with an altitude of around 250m – 300m on a clay and marl soilbed
Ageing: Soft crushing of the grapes. Three-week fermentation at controlled temperature 65 F (18° C) in stainless steel tanks
Color: Bright yellow color
Nose: Delicate bouquet of dried pineapple and peach
Palate: Full and rich in flavor, yet mineral and refreshing. Fine aromatic flavor to the end
About the Winery:
The history of Villa Sparina goes back to the 1700s when it was part of a grand colonial estate immersed in the vineyards of Monterotondo, in the heart of Gavi. The winery, founded by the Moccagatta family is comprised of 100 hectares of land, sixty of which are vineyards, surrounded by woods, refreshed by the Liguarian breeze and kissed by the sun. The majority of the vineyards are cultivated in Monterotondo.
Vines are primarily the most important local grape variety Cortese. The Cortese grapes grown in a 1945-era vineyard displays savouriness, minerality and incredible longevity.