About 70 hectares of our region’s hills are reserved for the cultivation of the Cortese grape. This indigenous grape variety is used to make Gavi di Gavi, a variety that’s also turned into an elegant, fresh Spumante Brut following the Metodo Classico rules.
At Villa Sparina, we have been meticulously crafting wine ourselves since 1997. We use grapes from a favourably exposed historic vineyard from 1945. Our experience gives our wines great depth and complexity. This is where we make our Monterotondo cru, which enhances the acidic, tangy salinity and mineral qualities characteristic of this grape variety.
On the remaining hectares of our property we cultivate Barbera grapes, from which we produce the fresh, soft Barbera del Monferrato DOC. As for the Cortese, this grape variety is at its best in a select cru, the Rivalta, cultivated on 9 hectares located in Rivalta Bormida, in the hills of Acqui Terme, in the Alto Monferrato.
This riserva takes its intense, dark-red, nuanced colour from the perfectly ripe grapes. Deep and balanced, it has a long-lasting fruity finish