Pierre Sparr

Alsace, France

Riesling, AOC Alsace – 2017

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  • Introduction

    • 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 in 1680, during the reign of King Louis XIV. 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.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyards: From Thann in the Haut-Rhin to Kintzheim in the Bas-Rhin
    • Appellation: Appellation Alsace Controlée
    • Viticulture: No irrigation; trellised vines; hand-harvesting
    • Composition: 100% Riesling
    • Size: 6 hectares (15 acres)
    • Vine Age: 30 years
    • Soil: Granite, gneiss, chalky-clay
  • Vintage Report

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

    • Traditional, no skin contact, temperature-controlled, no malolactic

    • Aging: Stainless-steel tanks
  • Technical Information

    • Alcohol: 12%
    • TA: 6.6 g/L
    • RS: 3.9 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Bright yellow hue, with aromas of lemon zest, pear, lime blossom and flint. The full This pale yellow Riesling has green reflections. The wine opens with fresh and alluring aromas of citrus and peach. Upon aeration, notes of cherry blossoms appear, framed by mineral character that adds dimension. On the palate, impressions of freshness and elegance dominate this well-balanced wine.



  • Pierre Sparr Riesling AOC – 2017 – Decanter – 90 Points

    Youthful juicy pineapple flavours combined with delicate mineral notes and a mouthwateringly clean and fresh finish.”