Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Pierre Sparr Alsace ONE, 2005
As the label indicates, Alsace ONE is a blend of Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris. All of these grapes have a role to play, but right now the Gewurztraminer spiciness is dominating the nose with powerful scents of fruit cocktail, rosepetal and Gewurz barbershop. On the palate, the wine has a glycerined, full bodied texture but plenty of brisk acidity. Peachy ripe up front with Gewurz spiciness again on the mid-palate and a ripe pear-like finish. This is a delightful Alsace white drinking beautifully right now.