Beautiful stone fruit, with good ripeness and texture. The nose is wonderful, the palate too, with pineapple, acacia and good length. We just love this wine and as Tamlyn says below, it really is the perfect companion for caramelised onion tart.
Charles Sparr was put on to us by the Buisson brothers as well as Antoine Gouffier of Domaine du Bouchot. Sparr was one of the big names of Alsace. The brand was sold a few years ago, but the young Charles Sparr clung on to the best vineyards of his family’s estate, and with his wife, Amélie, is making some outstanding wines from them. They're not only organic, but Demeter certified biodynamic too, just like the Buissons and Antoine.
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“The back label says 'sec' but I wonder if there is a little bit of residual sugar here? Not that it matters – the wine is beautifully balanced. White peach and liquorice cream, fresh rose petals and really attractive, interesting, 'vegetable' earthy sweetness that reminds me, fleetingly, of silky caramelised onions, braised sweetheart cabbage, meltingly roasted parsnips and hay-baked baby potatoes. Through the other side of that, more juicy peach, liquorice root, dried orange peel. Complex and quite possibly the perfect companion for caramelised-onion tart.”Tam Currin, Jancisrobinson.com