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Domaine Charles Sparr
Since 1680, the Sparr Family has been writing the story of Alsace wines. Passionate wine growers, generation after generation has perpetuated the passion for working the land and creating wine. Charles Sparr is the 12th generation in this long tradition. The wines of Charles Sparr give voice to the grape variety,the soils and the vintage they are grown. The vineyard variously expresses itself each year, according to itslocation, its microclimate and the care of the wine grower, in order to give birth to each new vintage. Charles Sparr III set up the new operations centre in Riquewihr, in order to develop, along with his famous father Pierre, which in 2008 saw the first vintage released. In the heart of the Alsace Vineyards, the focus is on representing the emblematic soils of the family’s wine production.
2012 Muscat d'Alsace "TraditioN"
A 100% Muscat made in an off dry style. Lovely sweet lemon, apple, violet and honeyed flavours fill the palate with a lovely texture balanced by a soft acidity. Great with spicy dishes, shellfish and fruit based desserts and pies.
2012 Pinot Noir d'Alsace "TraditioN"
Grown on granite, limestone and marl-limestone soils, this 100% Pinot Noir (the only red wine found in Alsace) shows a marvelous nose of red berries. It is dry, elegant and intense with smooth tannins, good balance and a fruity finish. Best enjoyed chilled at 8-10° C with delicatessen, chicken, lighter beef and veal dishes, and cheeses. A great picnic wine!
It can age nicely for 3 to 5 more years.
2012 Reisling Grand Cru Schoenenbourg
A glimmering clear yellow colour; with aromas of citrus fruits, lemon confit, reinforced by nuance of ripe pineapple. In the mouth, a beautiful attack on the palate, it is balanced, unctuous, and generous exhibiting perfect harmony, revealing an exceptional potential for evolution.
Platinum Medal – Best in Show Decanter World Wine Awards
2014 Riesling d'Alsace "TraditioN"
Bright clean nose with green apple, a hint of mineral notes which end up into citrus fruit. Mouth feel is crisp and lively which ends with exotic ripe notes of pineapple.
Best enjoyed with shellfish and other seafood, delicatessen, "choucroute," and cheese.
Crémant d'Alsace Brut NV
This high quality wine is produced by following the strict rules of the traditional Méthode Champenoise with 12 to 18 months on the lees prior to the degorgement with the Brut dosage of a home made secret liquor.
The noble grape varieties used, Pinot Blanc, must be patiently transformed to allow time for its great personality to develop. Pale, gold green color. Medium bodied with full acidity and is moderatly fruity. Reminiscence of minerals, herb, ans tart citrus fruits. Rich with an intense concentration and focus. Good lift on the finish.
Serve well chilled, its is wonderful as an aperitif.
Crémant d'Alsace Brut Rose NV
The slow pressing of the 100% Pinot Noir grapes with seperation of the different qualities of juices is folloed by a classic temperature controled white wine fermentation. Then a second slow fermentation in the bottle at 14°C with ageing on the lees between 12 and 18 months. Degorgement with the Brut Rosé dosage of home made secret liquor.
This exquise sparkler is made to the highest standards of the Traditional Méthode. The grape variety used, Pinot Noir, must be patiently transformed to allow time for its personality to develop.
Enjoy as an aperitif at 5°C.
Eau de Vie de Mirabelle
A stunning Alsace Eau de vie selected by the Family SPARR, showcasing the tangy, fruity flavour of the greengage a small round yellow and gold stained red plum, it finds its terroir in eastern France. An Eau-de-vie known for its typical fruit aroma, bouquet and expressive intensity of its taste.
In order for these spirits to be called "Grande Réserve" it is produced from a selection of the best tanks followed by 4 years of aging.
Eau de Vie de Vieille Prune
An Eau de vie obtained by the distillation of the Graft plum (the variety used for the prunes of Agen). Aged in a stainless steel tank; then matured in oak barrels for 12 months to give this spirit its beautiful amber robe and the light tannins which soften the palate.
It is recommended to taste it at room temperature, to protect the wooded side of the brandy.