Sparr’s Brut Réserve sparkler is a negociant wine, a blend of 80 percent Pinot blanc and 20 percent Auxerrois, hand-harvested and fermented cold in stainless steel. The wine ages 12 to 16 months en tirage prior to disgorgement. The results are greenish yellow with a busy perlage, fragrant of lemon peel, lemongrass, thyme, and white flowers, with a bit of chalkiness. The palate offers nice acidity and the sugar is balancing but not distracting. This is not a toasty wine; it’s more about citrus fruit, with a lemon drop finish. Good value.
NV Pierre Sparr Brut Réserve Crémant d’Alsace
12.5% ABV | $16; imported by Wilson Daniels