What Are We Drinking Now? Villa Sparina

Kerry has two Italian gems from Villa Sparina.

Villa Sparina Gavi & Villa Sparina Barbera

Long before Wine Enthusiast crowned Villa Sparina the 2021 European Winery of the Year, we at Marczyk Fine Wines were already enamored of their charms. The unique bottle shape was inspired by an old bottle discovered in the villa’s historic cellar. While you may be drawn to the bottle’s captivating silhouette, you will no doubt keep coming back to the alluring wines within.

The municipality is Gavi but the grape comprising this dry white wine is Cortese. The nose opens with intense ripe fruit aromas of peach and yellow apple, accompanied by elegant floral hints. On the palate, the bright acidity and rounded texture give way to pronounced flavor concentration. I paired this wine with pesto pasta, but it would also pair well with fish dishes, white meats, and vegetables.

The territory is Montferrat and the grape is Barbera, hence the wine’s classification: Barbera del Monferrato DOC. Classically Italian in style, this red wine boasts pronounced aromas of tart cherry and dark berries and a wonderful balance of acidity and fruit. With soft tannins and a long, refined finish, this wine is a perfect accompaniment to classic Italian fare such as lasagna, meatballs, or braciola.

Villa Sparina Gavi

Villa Sparina Barbera



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By | 2021-12-08T00:09:51+00:00 December 3rd, 2021|

About the Author:

Kerry’s passion for wine was ignited when she went back to school to pursue a culinary degree and studied abroad in Florence Italy. Armed with scholarships from the James Beard Foundation, Kerry went on to earn a master’s degree in Wine Management from the Culinary Institute of America’s Napa Valley campus. A year later in 2019, she was hired as a Food and Beverage Manager-in-Training at The Little Nell in Aspen, CO. Kerry has since switched her focus to wine retail with the goal of completing the rigorous certification for the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Diploma program on her way to becoming a certified wine educator.