2016 Pierre Sparr Pinot Gris Mambourg Grand Cru

Pinot Gris - 750ML
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WE 92
WE 92

Wine Enthusiast, November 2018

A hint of Mirabelle plum plays on the nose before becoming fully fledged on the medium-sweet palate. This flows with a stone fruit flavor that is always tempered by lemon freshness. It's smooth, rounded and fruit-driven...


Color & Type White
Varietal Pinot Gris
Country France
Region Alsace
Sub-region Haut Rhin
Appellation Sigolsheim
Sub-appellation Mambourg
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12.5%
Closure Cork

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to the exquisite 2016 Pierre Sparr Pinot Gris Mambourg Grand Cru. This wine is a true embodiment of elegance and refinement, hailing from the prestigious Alsace region in France.

In the glass, this white gem shines with a pale golden hue, captivating the eye with its luminosity. The aromas that waft from the glass are simply enchanting. A delicate hint of Mirabelle plum delicately dances on the nose, enticing the senses and preparing them for the symphony of flavors to come.

As the wine graces your palate, it unveils its true character. The medium sweetness of this Pinot Gris is beautifully balanced by a vibrant acidity, resulting in a harmonious and well-structured wine. The stone fruit flavors take center stage, showcasing the essence of ripe peaches and apricots. Yet, just as the sweetness begins to envelop your taste buds, a burst of lemon freshness emerges, adding a delightful zing and a touch of vivacity.

Smooth and rounded in texture, this Pierre Sparr Pinot Gris offers a luxurious mouthfeel that is both inviting and indulgent. Its medium-sweet finish lingers on the palate, leaving a lasting impression of pure delight.

With an alcohol percentage of 12.5%, this wine boasts a perfect balance between richness and freshness. It is a testament to the craftsmanship of Pierre Sparr, a renowned producer who has masterfully captured the essence of the Mambourg sub-appellation.

Accolades have not eluded this exceptional wine, as it has earned a remarkable score of 92 from the esteemed publication Wine Enthusiast. ANNE KREBIEHL MW, the reviewer, aptly described this Pinot Gris as a fruit-driven masterpiece, highlighting its smoothness and rounded nature.

In conclusion, the 2016 Pierre Sparr Pinot Gris Mambourg Grand Cru is a wine that commands attention and admiration. It is a true testament to the beauty and complexity that can be found within a single bottle. Indulge in this white wonder and allow yourself to be transported to the enchanting vineyards of Alsace, where excellence is born.