Pierre Sparr

Alsace, France

Gewurztraminer, AOC Alsace – 2015

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Location: From Thann in the Haut-Rhin to Kintzheim in the Bas-Rhin (80.5 kilometers, or 50 miles, north to south); mostly flat vineyards
    • Viticulture: No irrigation; trellised vines; hand-harvesting
    • Size: 10 hectares (24.7 acres)
    • Vine Age: 30 years
    • Soil: Granite, limestone, gneiss, chalky-clay
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): Mid-October
    • Yields: 78 hl/ha (5.8 tons/acre)
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: Traditional, no skin contact, temperature controlled, no malolactic
    • Aging: Stainless-steel tanks
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Gewurztraminer
    • Alcohol: 13%
    • TA: 4.3g/L
    • RS: 15.6g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Featuring bright yellow highlights, this wine offers an exuberant aromatic palette of exotic fruits (lychee, passion fruit, pineapple, mango, apricot), flowers (rose, acacia), citrus (orange peel) and spices (gingerbread, cloves and pepper) with a subtle thread of honey. On the palate, this Gewurztraminer is a full-bodied wine with solid structure and flavors that mirror the aromas plus a hint of anise. The mouth-filling character lingers, seducing another sip, and then another.