A limited wine, from an exceptional limestone plot in Sigolsheim. Only two barrels produced.
The Sparr family’s parcel of pinot noir was planted in 2006, on a plot with an excellent base of limestone in the village of Sigolsheim. The 2018 includes sixty percent whole clusters, is fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged in cask. It delivers a quite refined bouquet of cherries, pomegranate, woodsmoke, chalky soil tones, a dollop of fresh herb tones, peonies and a deft framing of cedar. On the palate the wine is bright, fullish and tangy, with a lovely sense of transparency and bounce, moderate tannins, good acids, fine intensity of flavor and a long, complex and very well-balanced finish. This is a lovely middleweight.