Villa Sparina Barbera (750ml)
The Villa Sparina vineyards and winery were founded by the Moccagatta family in the 1970’s in Monterotondo, Piedmont, the heart of the Gavi DOCG. Villa Sparina comprises 100 hectares of land, 70 of which are cultivated with local grapes for the production of Gavi and Barbera wines. The estate produces a few wines from the Cortese grape; a Gavi di Gavi and a cru bottling from Monterotondo. The terroir exalts the acid component, savory and mineral features of the grape and contributes to the ageability of these wines.
Pronounced dark-berry, cherry, some balsamic and wet slate aromas. Medium to full body, with plush ripe fruit and pleasing Barbera freshness.
The grapes are hand-harvest in mid-October. Softly crushed and undergo a two-week fermentation at controlled temperature 27° C in stainless steel tanks. Some of the wine ages in oak barrels.