2017 Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer Mambourg

Gewurztraminer - 750ML
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W&S 94 WE 90
W&S 94

Wine & Spirits, August 2020

Alexandra Boudrot made this wine from a 6.18-acre parcel at Mambourg, a grand cru on the south face of Mount Sigolsheim. It has the clean balance of a vintage without extremes, a sweet adolescent beauty delivered in...
WE 90

Wine Enthusiast, November 2019

A concentrated nose of Damask rose and juicy peach makes for a heady opening on this wine. A hint of grapefruit-peel spice plays on the juicy, medium-sweet palate. Along with citrus freshness, this creates a lovely...


Color & Type White
Varietal Gewurztraminer
Country France
Region Alsace
Sub-region Haut Rhin
Appellation Sigolsheim
Sub-appellation Mambourg
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12.5%
Closure Cork

Allow me to introduce you to the exquisite 2017 Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer Mambourg, a captivating white wine hailing from the esteemed Alsace region in France. This wine, with its alluring golden hue, is a true testament to the mastery of winemaking by Pierre Sparr.

Gewurztraminer, known for its aromatic qualities, takes center stage in this exceptional vintage. The grapes used to craft this wine were carefully selected from a 6.18-acre parcel in the grand cru of Mambourg, nestled on the south face of Mount Sigolsheim. The unique terroir of this sub-appellation imparts distinctive characteristics to the wine, resulting in a truly memorable sensory experience.

From the moment the cork is released, a symphony of scents captivates the senses. High-toned spice and meadow-flower fragrances dance gracefully, creating an enchanting bouquet. The 2017 vintage benefits from a harmonious balance, free from any extremes. It exudes a youthful charm with a touch of sweetness that is both refreshing and sophisticated.

On the palate, this Gewurztraminer reveals its true complexity. The wine unveils a delightful interplay between the concentrated notes of Damask rose and juicy peach. A subtle hint of grapefruit-peel spice adds a layer of intrigue to the medium-sweet profile. Citrus freshness intertwines seamlessly with the richness, resulting in a perfect equilibrium of flavors. It is a true testament to the expertise of winemaker Alexandra Boudrot.

With an alcohol percentage of 12.5%, this wine showcases a lightness and elegance that is characteristic of the Gewurztraminer varietal. Its crisp acidity and vibrant freshness make it a versatile companion for a variety of dishes. For a unique culinary experience, decant this wine and pair it with a delicate chawanmushi, a savory Japanese custard, or indulge in the delightful combination of a bacon-and-onion quiche.

The 2017 Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer Mambourg has garnered high praise from esteemed critics. Wine & Spirits awarded it an impressive score of 94, praising its clean balance, sweet beauty, and toasty richness. Wine Enthusiast bestowed a score of 90, highlighting the heady aromas, juicy palate, and lovely balance of richness and freshness.

In conclusion, the 2017 Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer Mambourg is a wine of exceptional quality and finesse. Its captivating aromas, harmonious flavors, and impeccable balance make it a true gem from the Alsace region. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a delectable culinary creation, this wine is sure to impress even the most discerning palates.