Villa Sparina Gavi di Gavi 375 (375ml)
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.
Aromas of white blossoms, stone fruit and fresh herbs. Medium weight and dry on the palate with a lightly oily though the wine remains lively and fresh marked by green apple, lemon drop, peach, fresh herbs and minerality. The finish is long and pleasant. Wonderful concentration and balance.
“This is always a top Gavi and 2018 doesn’t disappoint. Loads of thyme, parsley, citrus and daffodils. Lovely density and spiciness add to the otherwise sleek and finely tuned palate. Drink now.” 92 pts James Suckling
Made from Cortese grapes, hand-harvested between the end of September and the beginning of October. Softly crushed and fermented for three weeks in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at 18° C.