Pierre Sparr

Alsace, France

Gewurztraminer, AOC Alsace — 2020

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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: 100% Gewurztraminer

      Vineyard Region: From Geubwiller in Haut-Rhin to Marlenheim in Bas-Rhin

      Vineyard Size: 12 hectares (29.7 acres)

      Soil: Granite, limestone, gneiss, chalky-clay

      Vine Age: 30 years

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

      Harvest Dates: Middle of October

      Yields: 60 hectoliters per hectare (4.4 tons per acre)

      Vinification: Gentle whole cluster pressing, no skin contact, temperature-controlled, no malolactic

      Aging: Stainless-steel tanks

      Certification: Vegan

      Alcohol: 13.5%

      Total Acidity: 3.7 g/L

      Residual Sugar: 14.9 g/L

  • Tasting Notes

    • Featuring golden color, this wine offers an inviting aromatic palette of baking spices, flowers and tropical fruit. The flavors of this wine mirror the aromas. This Gewurztraminer is a full-bodied wine with rich, mouth-filling character that maintains its freshness and encourages another sip.