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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Villa Sparina Rivalta 2003
Villa Sparina Rivalta 2003
(search item no. 99256)

PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $36.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark red color tending to purple that derives from the perfectly ripe grapes. A wide ranging bouquet with hints of black cherry, mint, pepper, vanilla and coffee. A full rich taste, soft and enveloping, harmonized by a subtle trace of tannin in the long and fruity aftertaste.
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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.