Pierre Sparr

Alsace, France

Gewurztraminer, AOC Alsace – 2017

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  • Introduction

    • 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.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Appellation Alsace Controlée
    • Location: Vosges hillsides and Rhine valley, from Guebwiller to Marlenheim
    • Viticulture: No irrigation; trellised vines; hand-harvesting
    • Size: 12 hectares (29.7 acres)
    • Vine Age: 30 years
    • Soil: Granite, limestone, gneiss, chalky-clay
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): Middle of October
    • Yields: 60 hectoliters per hectare (4.4 tons per acre)
  • Vinification

    • Traditional, no skin contact, temperature-controlled, no malolactic

    • Aging: Stainless-steel tanks
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Gewurztraminer
    • Alcohol: 13%
    • TA: 4.2 g/L
    • RS: 14.4 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Featuring bright yellow highlights, this wine offers an exuberant aromatic palette of exotic fruits (lychee, passion fruit, pineapple, mango, apricot), flowers (rose, acacia), citrus and spices with a subtle thread of honey. On the palate, this Gewurztraminer is a full-bodied wine with solid structure and flavors that mirror the aromas plus a hint of anise. The rich, mouth-filling character lingers, seducing another sip.