The Villa Sparina estate was purchased by the Moccagatta family in the late 1970s long before anyone could imagine how popular Italian white wine would become in the decades to follow.
Villa Sparina’s vineyards stretch over 70 hectares in the northern section of the Gavi appellation where 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 250-300 meters a.s.l., the growing sites benefit from the maritime influence of the Mediterranean, about an hour’s drive by car.
The winery vinifies its Cortese grapes in a variety of styles, including a lighter-style expression of Cortese blend from vineyards approximately 30 years in age; the richer,age-worthy Gavi Rotondo from 40-year-old vines; and a sparkling wine aged on its lees for 30 months.
The winery also grows and vinifies Barbera grapes, including a fresher style, stainless-steel aged 100 percent Barbera and a richer barrique-aged cru known as Rivalta, also 100 percent Barbera.
The winery is also known for its distinctive bottle shape. It was inspired by an old bottle that was discovered in the estate’s historic cellar.
Did You Know?
The distinctive bottle shape used by the Villa Sparina winery was inspired by an old bottle that was discovered in the villa’s ancient cellar after the Moccagatta family purchased the property in the late 1970s. It represents a connection to the past and to the legacy of this extraordinary farm.
Wines from Villa Sparina
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