Pierre Sparr Brut Rosé Crémant d’Alsace

NV Pierre Sparr Brut Rosé Crémant d’Alsace

Sparr’s rosé crémant is 100 percent Pinot noir grown in a gallimaufry of soils. The fruit is hand harvested, whole-cluster pressed, and fermented, cold, in stainless steel. The wine spends at least 18 months en tirage prior to disgorgement, and the finished sugar is 13 g/L to balance the firm acidity.

The color is deep rose pink, more like Tavel than traditional French rosé. The bead is active, spiriting a fragrance of strawberries, green tea, wet stone, and grass. The texture is cleansing and animated by tart juicy berry fruit flavors, while the finish suggests savory nut, almost walnut, plus a delightful chalky earthiness.

It’s a lovely wine, well made in the traditional method and a screaming deal.

NV Pierre Sparr Brut Rosé Crémant d’Alsace

12.5% ABV | $18; imported by Wilson Daniels

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