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Date Printed: 10/27/2016
Villa Sparina Gavi di Gavi 2005
Villa Sparina Gavi di Gavi 2005
(search item no. 88164)

PRICE ON 10/27/2016: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This classic Gavi has a pale straw color with a floral nose and hints of peach fragrances. It has a wonderful peach, pear and lemony citrus flavors with hints of wet stone and a long finish.
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About Villa Sparina:

Located in Monterotondo, the heart of Gavi DOC, Villa Sparina was founded by Mario Moccagatta. The winery is currently run by Mario, along with his two sons Stefano and Massimo. Head enologist Beppe Caviola, one of the foremost winemakers in Piemonte, has brought Gavi to new heights exploring the full potential of the Cortese grape. All of the Villa Sparina wine are produced from estate grown fruit and are estate bottled. The vineyards are overseen by agronomist Federico Curtaz, formerly of Gaja. They are increasingly oriented towards reducing yields, in an effort to achieve the highest possible quality. Harvest is delayed until the last possible moment, giving the wines great concentration and a wonderful balance of acidity and fruit.