Pierre Sparr

Alsace, France

Alsace One, AOC Alsace — 2019

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  • Introduction

    • The Alsace region of France is known throughout the world for its lovely, dry white wines. Vineyards were first planted in this narrow valley during the height of the Roman Empire. Maison Pierre Sparr was established by the Sparr family in 1680 in the desirable Haut Rhin. Today quality remains Pierre Sparr’s primary focus and the winery consistently exceeds AOC guidelines. Certified vegan wine.

       

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Alsace Controlée
    • Location: From Geubwiller to Marlenheim
    • Viticulture: No irrigation; trellised vines; hand-harvesting; sustainably-farmed; no chemical fertilizers or pesticides
    • Size: 28 hectares (69 acres)
    • Vine Age: 25 years
    • Soil: Granite, limestone, gneiss, chalky-clay
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): End of September
    • Yields: 75 hectoliters per hectare (5.6 tons per acre)
  • Vinification

    • Gentle whole cluster pressing, no skin contact, temperature controlled, no malolactic.

    • Aging: Stainless-steel tanks
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 40% Muscat, 40% Riesling, 20% Pinot Gris
    • Alcohol: 13%
    • TA: 5.4 g/L
    • RS: 6.0 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Soft, light yellow hue in the glass. On the nose, Alsace One is engaging with citrus and lilac notes. The palate follows with fresh fruit flavors; fullbodied and well-structured, a dynamic acidity plays around the tongue. This lively, compelling wine blends Riesling’s freshness, Muscat’s fruitiness and Pinot Gris’ length.