Pierre Sparr

Alsace, France

Riesling, AOC Alsace – 2018

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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): Early October
    • Yields: 60 hectoliters per hectare (4.4 tons per acre)
  • Vinification

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

    • Aging: Stainless-steel tanks
  • Technical Information

    • Alcohol: 12%
    • TA: 5.9 g/L
    • RS: 3.5 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • This pale yellow Riesling has green reflections. The wine opens slowly to reveal layers of citrus fruits, framed by wet stone and mineral character that adds dimension. On the palate, freshness and elegance dominate this bone-dry wine.