Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer, AOC Alsace — 2019

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Description

Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer, AOC Alsace — 2019

89pts – Wine Enthusiast

 

A whiff of passion fruit lends a tropical twist to the nose on this wine. The palate presents a juicy combination of peach, yellow plum and rose petal, with a soft sweetness and zesty, medium-dry finish.     

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.

TASTING NOTES

Featuring golden color, this wine offers an inviting aromatic palette of baking spices, flowers and tropical fruit. The flavors of this wine mirror the aromas. This Gewurztraminer is a full-bodied wine with rich, mouth-filling character that maintains its freshness and encourages another sip.

AOC: Appellation Alsace Controlée
VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 100% Gewurztraminer
VINEYARD REGION: From Geubwiller in Haut-Rhin to Marlenheim in Bas-Rhin
VINEYARD SIZE: 12 hectares (29.7 acres)
SOIL: Granite, limestone, gneiss, chalky-clay
VINE AGE: 30 years
VITICULTURE: No irrigation; trellised vines; hand-harvesting; sustainably-farmed;
no chemical fertilizers or pesticides
HARVEST DATES: Middle of October
YIELDS: 60 hectoliters per hectare (4.4 tons per acre)
VINIFICATION: Gentle whole cluster pressing, no skin contact, temperaturecontrolled, no malolactic
AGING: Stainless-steel tanks
CERTIFICATION: Vegan
ALCOHOL: 13.5%
TOTAL ACIDITY: 4 g/L
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 14 g/L