Pierre Sparr

Alsace, France

Pinot Gris, AOC Alsace – 2018

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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.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Alsace Controlée
    • Location: From Geubwiller in the Haut-Rhin to Marlenheim in the Bas-Rhin
    • Viticulture: No irrigation; trellised vines; hand harvesting; sustainably farmed; no chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
    • Size: 9 hectares (22 acres)
    • Vine Age: 31 years
    • Soil: Granite, limestone, gneiss, chalky-clay
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): Early October
    • 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: 100% Pinot Gris
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 3.8 g/L
    • RS: 12.2g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • This Pinot Gris is yellow gold Alluring aromas of juicy apricots and peaches are prominent with subtle undertones of minerals. On the palate it has elegant opulence, freshness and sweetness in a sleek body finished with a touch of smoke and spice.

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  • Pierre Sparr Pinot Gris, AOC Alsace – 2018 – The Tasting Panel – 91 Points

    Golden color; creamy, lush and dense, ripe with honey and vanilla; deep, smooth and off-dry with dense flavors and a rich finish.

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