Crushed white flowers, juicy stone and orchard fruits, a touch of mineral-laden earth, and a kiss of spice burst from the glass of this straw-gold Gavi. With its surprisingly hefty mouth-feel and notes of toasted nuts, the ’11 Gavi Monterotondo is an unusually complex, satisfying white from the heart of Piemotne.. The wine spends four months in barrique, four months in stainless steel and at least one year in the bottle resulting. Unlike traditional Gavis, this Monterotondo can age, further developing with time. Founded by Mario Moccagatta, the Villa Sparina estate is situated in Monterotondo, the heart of the Gavi district. Villa Sparina’s strict practices of yield reduction and delayed harvest enable it to make a triumphant, definitive Gavi.