Pierre Sparr

Alsace, France

Riesling, AOC Alsace – 2012

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Location: From Thann in the Haut-Rhin to Kintzheim in the Bas-Rhin
    • Size: 29 hectares (71.7 acres)
    • Vine Age: 27 years
    • Soil: Granite, limestone, gneiss, chalky-clay
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): Early October
    • Yields: 80 hectoliters per hectare (5.9 tons per acre)
  • Vinification

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

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Riesling
    • Alcohol: 12%
    • TA: 7.10g/L
    • RS: 5.2g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • In the glass, gleaming pale yellow with green reflections, the 2012 Riesling opens with aromas of lemon peel and green apple, followed by a touch of light yellow banana and delicate green granadilla (passion fruit). Upon aeration, notes of sweet cherry blossoms are framed by minerally firestone scents. On the palate, it is smooth, with soft acid, a well-balanced light body and softly spicy finish.



  • Riesling, AOC Alsace – 2012

    Opens with aromas of lemon peel and green apple, followed by a touch of banana and passion fruit. Upon aeration, aromas of sweet cherry blossoms and minerally firestone. It is smooth, with a light, well-balanced body and softly spicy finish.