Charles Sparr Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Mambourg, Alsace, France
Positively luxurious, billowing with rose petals, lychees and cardamom. The palate is just as punchy, with a pleasant subtle bitterness and the perfect touch of acidity to balance out such intense flavour.
The Sparr family have been making wine in Alsace for almost 400 years, and current winemaker Charles is the twelfth generation, having done his first vintage in 2010. He studied oenology in Burgundy and Napa, and has a great passion for terroir. Situated in the heart of Alsace their 30 hectares of vineyards covers various stretches of slopes from Riquewihr to Sigolsheim and Turckheim, with fantastic Grand Cru vineyards in areas including Schoenenbourg and Mambourg. They have been practising organic since 2010.