Pierre Sparr

Alsace, France

Alsace One, AOC Alsace — 2021

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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.


  • Vineyard Profile

    • AOC: Appellation Alsace Controlée

      Varietal Composition: 40% Riesling, 40% Muscat, 20% Pinot Gris

      Vineyard Region: From South to North of Alsace (Guebwiller to Marlenheim)

      Vineyard Size: 28 hectares (69 acres)

      Soil: Granite, limestone, gneiss, chalky-clay

      Vine Age: 25 years

      Viticulture: No irrigation; trellised vines; hand-harvesting; sustainably-farmed; no chemical fertilizers or pesticides

      Harvest Dates: End of September

      Yields: 75 hectoliters per hectare (5.6 tons per acre)

      Vinification: Pressing in whole grapes. Traditional vinification: alcoholic fermentation under temperature control.

      Aging: Stainless-steel tanks

      Alcohol: 12.5%

      Total Acidity: 6.0  g/L

      Residual Sugar: 8.0 g/L

  • Tasting Notes

    • Soft, light yellow hue in the glass. On the nose, Alsace One is very expressive, intense and crisp with citrus, verbena and mint notes. The palate follows with fresh fruit flavors; full-bodied and well-structured, a dynamic acidity plays around the tongue. This lively, compelling wine blends Riesling’s freshness, Muscat’s fruitiness and Pinot Gris’ length.