Pierre Sparr

Alsace, France

Riesling, AOC Alsace — 2020

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  • Introduction

    • 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.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyards: From Sigolsheim (Haut-Rhin) to Molsheim (Bas-Rhin)
    • Appellation: Alsace Controlée
    • Viticulture: No irrigation; trellised vines; hand-harvesting; sustainably-farmed; no chemical fertilizers or pesticides
    • Composition: 100% Riesling
    • Size: 6 hectares (15 acres)
    • Vine Age: 30 years
    • Soil: Granite, limestone, gneiss, chalky-clay
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): Early October
    • Yields: 60 hectoliters per hectare (4.4 tons per acre)
  • Vinification

    • Gentle whole cluster pressing, no skin contact, temperature controlled, no malolacti. Certified organic.

    • Aging: Stainless-steel tanks
  • Technical Information

    • Alcohol: 13%
    • TA: 5.4g/L
    • RS: 6.6g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • This pale yellow Riesling is bright and expressive with floral and fruity notes of orange blossom and honey. On the palate, well-balanced and fresh with a long finish that reflects the beautiful terroir.