Pinot Gris, AOC Alsace — 2021
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.
AOC: Appellation Alsace Controlée
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Gris
Vineyard Region: From South to North of Alsace (Guebwiller to Marlenheim
Vineyard Size: 28 hectares (69.19 acres)
Soil: Granite, limestone, gneiss, chalky-clay
Average Vine Age: 30 years
Harvest Dates: Early October
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
Total Acidity: 5.9 g/L
Residual Sugar: 13.0 g/L
Nice gold color. Expressive, elegant and complex nose of white flower, bush peach and grilled bread notes. The wine is well-structured, full-bodied, warm, powerful and generous. This Pinot Gris is slightly softened by a hint of sugar which gives an unctuous and fleshy side even if it stays medium-dry. With its excellent length, this wine will be appreciated by all wine lovers.