Alsace One, AOC Alsace – 2016
Alsace has been celebrated for its lovely, dry white wines for centuries. In the heart of Alsace’s finest district, the Haut-Rhin, Maison Pierre Sparr follows a 300-year-old tradition of winemaking that began in 1680, during the reign of King Louis XIV. Today, the devotion to the land, the attention to the smallest detail and the uncompromising quest for excellence can been seen in every bottle bearing the Sparr crest.
- Appellation: Appellation Alsace Controlée
- Location: From Geubwiller in the Haut-Rhin to Marlenheim in the Bas-Rhin
- Viticulture: No irrigation; trellised vines; hand-harvesting
- Size: 28 hectares (69 acres)
- Vine Age: 25 years
- Soil: Granite, limestone, gneiss, chalky-clay
- Harvest Date(s): Early to mid-October
- Yields: 75 hectoliters per hectare (5.6 tons per acre)
Traditional, no skin contact, temperature-controlled, no malolactic
- Aging: Stainless-steel tanks
- Varietal Composition: 40% Muscat, 40% Riesling, 20% Pinot Gris
- Alcohol: 12%
- TA: 5 g/L
- RS: 7.3 g/L
Soft, light yellow hue in the glass. On the nose, Alsace One is fresh and minerally, with light, fruity notes of lychee, hints of firestone and grass, paired with tropical aromas. The palate follows with fresh fruit flavors; a dynamic acidity plays around the tongue. This balanced wine has a light, racy body and a long, spicy finish.
Pierre Sparr Alsace One, AOC Alsace – 2016 – Wine Enthusiast – 89 Points
Just a hint of rose petal blends in with lemon on the nose. The palate shows the same flavors but lacks a little direction. Nonetheless, there is freshness in the rose and lemon flavors. Drink soon.