Pierre Sparr

Alsace, France

Riesling, AOC Alsace – 2015

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Alsace has been celebrated for its lovely, dry white wines for centuries. In the heart of Alsace’s finest district, the Haut-Rhin, Maison Pierre Sparr follows a 300-year-old tradition of winemaking that began during the reign of King Louis XIV. Since 1680, the Sparr family’s passion for viticulture and winemaking has passed from one generation to the next. Today, the devotion to the land, the attention to the smallest detail and the uncompromising quest for excellence can been seen in every bottle bearing the Sparr crest.

    • Location: From Thann in the Haut-Rhin to Kintzheim in the Bas-Rhin
    • Size: 6 hectares (15 acres)
    • Vine Age: 30 years
    • Soil: Granite, limestone, gneiss, chalky-clay
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): End of September
    • Yields: 70 hectoliters per hectare (5.2 tons per acre)
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: Traditional, no skin contact, temperature controlled
    • Malolactic: None
    • Aging: Stainless-steel tanks
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Riesling
    • Alcohol: 12.5%
    • TA: 6.0 g/L
    • RS: 6.5 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • This pale yellow Riesling has green reflections. The wine opens with fresh and alluring aromas of lemon, grapefruit and peach. Upon aeration, notes of sweet cherry blossoms are framed by minerally firestone character. On the palate, impressions of freshness and elegance dominate this well-balanced wine, but further tasting reveals opulence and a softly spicy finish.



  • Riesling, AOC Alsace – 2015 – 90 points – Wine Enthusiast

    “The ripeness of mirabelle plums and the satisfying tartness of ripe Cox apples are met on nose and palate by wonderfully fresh lemon notes. The citrus zestiness works it way through the slender dry body all the way to the lip-smacking, fresh and even brisk finish.”