Pierre Sparr

Alsace, France

Pinot Gris, AOC Alsace – 2013

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Location: From Thann in the Haut-Rhin to Kintzheim in the Bas-Rhin (80.5 kilometers, or 50 miles, north to south)
    • Size: 14 hectares (34.6 acres)
    • Vine Age: 33 years
    • Soil: Granite, limestone, gneiss, chalky-clay
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): Mid-October
    • Yields: 75 hl/ha (5.6 tons/acre)
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: Traditional, no skin contact, temperature controlled, no malolactic
    • Aging: Stainless-steel tanks
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Gris
    • Alcohol: 13%
    • TA: 4.97g/L
    • RS: 10.7g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Gleaming golden yellow, the 2013 Pinot Gris presents earthy aromas of autumn leaves and ripe grapes on the nose. With some aeration, notes of juicy apricots follow, accompanied by a touch of minerality. On the palate it is soft and minerally with a delicate sweetness-to-acidity ratio, a fancy minerality and a firm, sleek body, crowned by a touch of smoky bacon and spice on the finish.

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  • Pinot Gris, AOC Alsace – 2013 – Arizona Daily Sun

    “Beautiful depth of color sets the stage for enjoying this very attractive, smoothly textured Pinot Gris. Flavors feature rich fruit coupled with excellent crispness and expressive complexity. Finishes long and strong.”

  • Pinot Gris, AOC Alsace – 2013 – 90 points – The Tasting Panel

    “Smooth and off-dry with spicy fruit and tangy acidity; fresh and clean, seamless and balanced, long and lovely.”

  • Pinot Gris, AOC Alsace – 2013

    This Pinot Gris presents autumn leaves and ripe grape aromas. With some aeration, juicy apricots follow, accompanied by a touch of minerality. On the palate, it is soft and minerally with a delicate sweetness-to-acidity ratio, and a firm, sleek body.

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