This weekend, I was a bridesmaid at my little sister’s wedding. While we were primping and prepping, I opened a bottle of Villa Sparina rosé 2018 to celebrate the occasion. I’ve enjoyed their Gavi, so I was excited for this rosé.
The Villa Sparina estate was purchased by the Moccagatta family in the late 1970s and the vineyards stretch over 70 hectares in the northern section of the Gavi appellation, where the clay marl soils alternate with diluvial and gravelly soils. Lying at altitudes between 250-300 meters above sea level, the growing sites benefit from the maritime influence of the Mediterranean. The first thing you always notice is the distinctive bottle shape, which was inspired by an old bottle that was discovered in the estate’s historic cellar.
The wine was made from Barbera and Dolcetto grapes. It was pale salmon in color with notes of fresh red berries, citrus, and stone fruit. It was dry, medium to high acidity, and medium body. Super delish for an afternoon of bridal duties with the girls. Very delish! I bought the wine at 305 Wines for $18.99.