Pierre Sparr

Alsace, France

Alsace One, AOC Alsace – 2013

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Location: From Thann in the Haut-Rhin to Kintzheim in the Bas-Rhin
    • Viticulture: No irrigation; trellised vines; hand-harvested
    • Size: 28 hectares (69.2 acres)
    • Vine Age: 31 years
    • Soil: Granite, limestone, gneiss, chalky-clay
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): Early to mid-October
    • Yields: 75 hectoliters per hectare (5.6 tons per acre)
  • Vinification

    • Traditional, no skin contact, temperature-controlled
      Malolactic: None
      Aging: Stainless-steel tanks

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 40% Muscat, 40% Riesling, 20% Pinot Gris
    • Alcohol: 12%
    • TA: 5.72g/L
    • RS: 4.7g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Soft, light yellow hue in the glass. On the nose, Alsace One is fresh and minerally, with light, fruity notes of lychee, hints of firestone and grass, paired with exotic aromas of pineapple and papaya. The palate follows with fresh fruit flavors; a dynamic acidity plays around the tongue, balanced with plenty of extract and a pleasantly light, racy body. The long spicy finish has a fancy touch of acidity.



  • Alsace One, AOC Alsace – 2013

    The aroma is fresh and minerally, with fruity notes of lychee, pineapple and papaya, paired with hints of firestone and grass. The palate is full of fresh fruit flavors combined with an acidity that is balanced creating a pleasantly light, racy body.

  • Alsace One, AOC Alsace – 2013 – Twenty Top Summer White Wines Under $20 – ForbesLife

    "A little off dry but eminently potable thanks to the lovely, lemony crispness. Now, where are those crab cakes and fried clams?"

  • Alsace One, AOC Alsace – 2013 – Wine Review: Alsace a refuge in France-Germany border war – Springfield Business Journal

    "Alsace One is a fine name for this wine, which incorporates the most popular of the Alsatian grapes: riesling, muscat and pinot gris. The Alsace One is a constantly changing kaleidoscope of flavor and aroma sensations."