Pierre Sparr

Alsace, France

Pinot Blanc, 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

    • Appellation: AOC Alsace
    • Location: From Thann (Haut-Rhin) to Kintzheim (Bas-Rhin) 50 miles North to South.
    • Size: 5 hectares, mostly flat vineyards
    • Vine Age: 30 years
    • Soil: Granite, limestone, gneiss, chalky-clay
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): Early to mid-September
    • Yields: 70 hectoliters per hectare (4 tons per acre)
  • Vinification

    • Traditional vinification: alcoholic fermentation under temperature control at 18°C. No malolactic fermentation.

    • Aging: Stainless-steel tanks
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Blanc
    • Alcohol: 13%
    • TA: 5.4 g/L
    • RS: 6.0 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Gold color with light reflections. Elegant floral nose on white flowers and pear notes. The wine is fresh as full-bodied, gastronomic. A charming, thirst-quenching wine. Good length with a lot of flavors.