This glittering yellow wine delivers typical aromas of lychee, pepper and spices. On the palate, this harmonious Gewurztraminer features juicy, honeyed sweetness — Alsace Grand Cru wines have a higher minimum sugar content than basic Alsace wines delivering richness balanced with a subtle acidity. A spicy, very long finish completes this elegant wine.
There is an earthy, funky touch on the nose at first but freshly cut peach comes through quickly, edged by the tang of lemon balm. The palate is medium-sweet and the richness makes the peachy ripeness shine. This is full on, lavish but fresh with a long medium-sweet finish.
Vinification: Traditional, temperature-controlled fermentation, no malolactic
Aging: Stainless-steel tanks, wine on fine lees for 8 to 10 months
Grape(s): 100% Gewurztraminer
TA: 4.2 g/L
RS: 29 g/L
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. In the heart of Alsace’s finest district, the Haut-Rhin, Maison Pierre Sparr Successeurs follows a tradition of winemaking that began during the reign of King Louis XIV. Since the winery’s founding in 1680, the Sparr family passed along its passion for Alsatian vineyards and winemaking from one generation to the next. Today that drive for perfection continues in the winery’s attention to each vine-growing and winemaking detail, and its uncompromising quest for excellence in every bottle bearing the Pierre Sparr name.