Pierre Sparr

Alsace, France

Pinot Gris, AOC Alsace – 2014

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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)
    • Size: 14 hectares (34.6 acres)
    • Vine Age: 34 years
    • Soil: Granite, limestone, gneiss, chalky-clay
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): Mid-October
    • Yields: 75 hl/ha (5.6 tons/acre)
  • Vinification

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

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Gris
    • Alcohol: 12.5%
    • TA: 4.13g/L
    • RS: 8.8g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Gleaming golden yellow, the 2014 Pinot Gris presents earthy aromas of autumn leaves and ripe grapes on the nose. With some aeration, notes of juicy apricots follow, accompanied by a touch of minerality. On the palate it is soft and minerally with a delicate sweetness-to-acidity ratio, a fancy minerality and a firm, sleek body, crowned by a touch of smoky bacon and spice on the finish.