Villa Sparina is a family estate in the Gavi district of Piedmont, an area that has specialised in growing Barbera and Dolcetto and most notably the white grape Cortese for more than 1,000 years. Owned by the Moccagatta family, this fantastic estate regularly produces the finest expressions of these grapes and can now promote its wines through its Michelin-starred restaurant La Gallina and Ostelliere, its boutique hotel, both situated in its sumptous grounds.
What to drink with... Spaghetti Carbonara.
This Roman dish strictly speaking doesn’t contain cream although the sauce has a creamy feel. The mix of Pancetta (or bacon) garlic, cheese and eggs is great comfort food. Our fruity Castello di Ama Rosato pink pairs well as does our crisp red Rogue Vine Grand Itata Tinto. Fresh whites will go especially well with this dish: New World and Old World Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux or our fab Italian unusual blend of Friulano, Gewürz, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.
Like the look of the Carbonara pictured? You can find the recipe on the CHOPCHOP app - download it to your iOS device from the App Store.