Pierre Sparr

Alsace, France

Pinot Blanc, AOC Alsace – 2016

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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 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: Alsace Controlée
    • Location: From Thann in the Haut-Rhin to Kintzheim in the Bas-Rhin (80.5 kilometers, or 50 miles, north to south); mostly flat vineyards
    • Viticulture: No irrigation; trellised vines; hand-harvesting
    • Size: 5 hectares(12.4 acres)
    • Vine Age: 30 years
    • Soil: Granite, limestone, gneiss, chalky-clay
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): Early to mid-September
    • Yields: 70 hectoliters per hectare (5.2 tons per acre)
  • Vinification

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

    • Aging: Stainless-steel tanks
  • Tasting Notes

    • Pale yellow color with hints of green, this wine is clear and brilliant. The nose is fresh and delicate. Aromas of peach and apple are followed by floral and mineral notes. On the palate, again there are fruit flavors and a dynamic, ripe acidity that refreshes, while the firm minerality gives the right tension. The fine-balanced body is light and textured, with a lingering finish.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Blanc
    • Alcohol: 12.5%
    • TA: 5.2g/L
    • RS: 3.4g/L

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Reviews

  • Pierre Sparr Pinot Blanc Grand Reserve – 2016 – Planet Grape – 91 Points

    Light, fresh and creamy with notes of lemon zest. apple tart, rising bread, chamomile buds and hay bale. Slightly sweet.

  • Pinot Blanc, AOC Alsace – 2016

    Pale yellow color with hints of green, this wine is clear and brilliant. The nose is fresh and very fine. Aromas of peach and apple are followed by floral and mineral notes. On the palate, again there are fruit flavors and a dynamic, ripe acidity that refreshes, while the firm minerality gives the right tension.

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