This elegant and fruity wine shows gleaming golden yellow, with aromas of ripe quince, hazelnuts and flint, which increase with aeration. On the palate, a structured, dynamic body dances with the fine fruit acid; a delicate sweetness — Alsace Grand Cru wines have a higher minimum sugar content than basic Alsace wines — balances the acidity on the long finish.
Gleaming golden yellow, with aromas of butter, dried apricots, wood smoke and almonds, as well as lemon peel and spicy juniper, which increase with aeration and are joined by fine notes of mineral and flint. On the palate, a strong, dynamic body dances with the fine fruit acid; a delicate sweetness - Alsace Grand Cru wines have a higher minimum sugar content than basic Alsace wines - balances the acidity on the spicy, long finish.
A hint of Mirabelle plum plays on the nose before becoming fully fledged on the medium-sweet palate. This flows with a stone fruit flavor that is always tempered by lemon freshness. It's smooth, rounded and fruit-driven, with a 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% Pinot Gris
TA: 4.8 g/L
RS: 33.4 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.