Pierre Sparr Riesling 2011

Riesling from Alsace, France

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Item No. 119739
  • white wine
  • TP90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

In the glass, gleaming pale yellow with green reflections, the 2011 Riesling opens with aromas of lemon peel and green apple, followed by a touch of light yellow banana and delicate green granadilla (passion fruit). Upon aeration, notes of sweet cherry blossoms are framed by minerally firestone scents. On the palate, it is smooth, with soft acid, a well-balanced light body and softly spicy finish. Made with 100% Riesling.

Critical Acclaim

"Smooth and minerally with bright lime and apple fruit; clean, fresh and juicy with balance and style; a terrific food wine."
90 Points

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ijessie87 - Buffalo, NY (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/19/2013)
Style: Fruity & Smooth
Possibly one of my favorites. Balanced yet velvet flavor, Sweet with a nut tone and dry. No acidity to it which makes this an excellent wine, so much so I'm buying a whole case :-)
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debparr - Friendship, WI (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(7/5/2013)
Really great bouquet. A beautiful dryness. Lovely.
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Lee Calhoon - Brentwood, CA (read all my reviews)

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(9/26/2012)
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Learn About Pierre Sparr

The Pierre Sparr estate was created by one of the oldest and most prestigious wine producing families in France's Alsace region, established since 1680. It produces an award-winning and diverse range of 32 different red, white, still, sparkling, dry and sweet wines and owns 80 acres of vineyards spread across five different Grand Crus - Brand, Mambourg, Schlossberg, Schoenenbourg...

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Learn About Alsace

Seventy miles long and two miles wide, Alsace is a beautiful, picturesque region situated along the border of France and Germany, nestled between the Voges Mountains and the Rhine River. These landmarks give Alsace an ideal climate for the white grapes that have become the mainstays of the region. Pinot Noir is also grown, with plantings of the grape increasing with consumer...

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Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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