Pierre Sparr

Alsace, France

Gewurztraminer, 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.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Appellation Alsace Controlée
    • Location: From Geubwillerin Haut-Rhin to Marlenheim in Bas-Rhin
    • Viticulture: No irrigation; trellised vines; hand-harvesting; sustainably-farmed; no chemical fertilizers or pesticides
    • Size: 12 hectares (29.7 acres)
    • Vine Age: 30 years
    • Soil: Granite, limestone, gneiss, chalky-clay
  • Vintage Report

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

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

    • Aging: Stainless-steel tanks
  • Technical Information

    • CERTIFICATION: Vegan

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Gewurztraminer
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 4 g/L
    • RS: 14 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Featuring golden color, this wine offers an inviting aromatic palette of baking spices, flowers and tropical fruit. The flavors of this wine mirror the aromas. This Gewurztraminer is a full-bodied wine with rich, mouth-filling character that maintains its freshness and encourages another sip.

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  • Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer, AOC Alsace — 2019 – Wine Enthusiast – 89 Points

    A whiff of passion fruit lends a tropical twist to the nose on this wine. The palate presents a juicy combination of peach, yellow plum and rose petal, with a soft sweetness and zesty, medium-dry finish.

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