Charles Sparr Riesling Grand Cru Schoenenbourg, Alsace, France
An exemplary Riesling for those who want to discover what Alsace Grand Cru wines are capable of. Waves of powerful aromas peel from the glass: apple, pineapple, jasmine and stem ginger are all supported by a subtle mineral backbone. The flavours linger on, and it is obvious that this wine will age superbly.
The Sparr family have been making wine in Alsace for almost 400 years, and current winemaker Charles is the twelfth generation, having worked 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.