The 100-hectare property – 70 ha of which are vineyards – includes a luxury hotel, spa and restaurant
The history of Villa Sparina dates back to the 1700s.
At the time, it was part of a grand estate immersed in the vineyards of Monterotondo which is in the heart of Gavi in Piedmont.
Today, the 100-hectare property – 70 ha of which are vineyards – includes a luxury hotel, spa and restaurant surrounded by woods, gardens and vines.
The winery was founded in the 1970s by present owner the Moccagatta Family. Most of the vineyard on the hillsides is planted to Cortese, the variety responsible for Gavi.
Most of the vineyard on the hillsides is planted to Cortese, the variety responsible for Gavi
The soils are mainly clay and limestone. Facing south, the vines are 300 to 400 metres above sea level
Rated the highest Gavi DOCG del Comune di Gavi DOCG, the fruit for Villa Sparina Gavi comes from grapes grown in an historic vineyard dating back to 1945. Another important variety for Villa Sparina is Barbera. The soils of the vineyard are mainly clay and limestone. Facing south, the vines are 300 to 400 metres above sea level.
Villa Sparina stands out from the crowd not only for its quality but also the beautiful bottle shape used to hold the wines. This is inspired by an ancient bottle found during the excavation when restoring the estate.
Villa Sparina Gavi di Gavi DOCG 2019
Gavi di Gavi is the most exclusive classification of Gavi. Floral and stone fruit – including peach – with very lively freshness. Gavi is produced entirely from the Cortese grape. Most Gavi tend to be light and skinny. Not Villa Sparina, which is persistent, elegant and finesse personified. The fruit comes from an historic vineyard dating back to 1945.
Villa Sparina Barbera del Monferrato DOC Piemonte 2018
Deep coloured. Red cherry and blue and blackberry fruit of impressive length. The tannins are ripe and crisp and the freshness is as round as the shapely bottle. This red was partially aged in oak barrels in the historical 18th Century cellar on the property. Full-bodied, this Barbera will be delicious with roast chicken, lamb, beef and steaks.
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