Domaine Charles Sparr - Vin Orange "Farouche" 2021
Domaine Sparr is the combination of two incredibly experienced Alsatian wine families, with the Sparr family being in Alsace since 1634, Charles is the 12th generation. Since the union of Amélie and Charles, these two young vignerons have strived to bring to life a range of Alsace wine 100% biodynamic. Continuing to expand and purchase vineyards from both sides of the family, in 2013 they realised their dream and launched their eponymous winery. First selling all grapes to negociants until they found the courage to bottle under their own label in 2017. These grapes hail from the sunny, clay-limestone grand cru terroir of Mambourg. "Farroche" means wild in French.
The attractive nose of quince paste and bread dough pulls you into this excellent orange wine that has a marvellous balance of moderately dry tannins and restrained richness. Bone-dry and very clean at the long dried herb finish. A cuvee of 75% gewurztraminer and 25% pinot gris from the Grand Cru Mambourg site. 93pts - James Suckling.
75% Gewurztraminer, 25% Pinot Gris