Pierre Sparr

Alsace, France

Riesling, 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

    • Vineyards: From Thann in the Haut-Rhin to Kintzheim in the Bas-Rhin
    • Appellation: Appellation Alsace Controlée
    • Viticulture: No irrigation; trellised vines; hand-harvesting
    • Composition: 100% Riesling
    • Size: 6 hectares (15 acres)
    • Vine Age: 30 years
    • Soil: Granite, gneiss, chalky-clay
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): End of 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

    • This pale yellow Riesling has green reflections. The wine opens with fresh and alluring aromas of citrus and peach. Upon aeration, notes of cherry blossoms appear, framed by mineral character that adds dimension. On the palate, impressions of freshness and elegance dominate this well-balanced wine.

  • Technical Information

    • Alcohol: 12%
    • TA: 6.6 g/L
    • RS: 3.9 g/L

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  • Pierre Sparr Riesling Grand Reserve – 2017 – Planet Grape – 91 Points

    Juicy, bright, and sweet-tart with notes of lemon pith, apple pie, cantaloupe, watermelon and yellow rose.

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