Domaines Schlumberger Gewurztraminer Les Princes Abbés
Wine & Spirits
April 2018, Joshua Greene
“An off-dry style, this wine feels sumptuous and velvety rather than sweet, its satin texture carrying flavors of fresh ginger and oranges. Layered and mouthfilling, this is lively and lasting.”
November 15, 2017, Alison Napjus
“Bright and buoyant, this creamy Gewürztraminer shows a pleasing mix of candied pink grapefruit zest, lychee, ground ginger and pink peppercorn notes. Offers a silky, smoke-tinged finish.”
August 1, 2017, Anne Krebiehl
“Yellow peach, honeysuckle and russet pear combine in a very inviting nose. The palate amalgamates these flavors even more, bathing them in tangy but slightly sweet orange notes. The result is a bullet of flavor and freshness, balanced, friendly and very moreish. The finish is off dry and wonderfully clean and spicy.”
With a single holding of more than 330 acres in Guebwiller, Domaines Schlumberger is the largest Grands Crus producer in Alsace. All Schlumberger wines are estate-grown. Because of the aridity and steepness of the domains, the yields are about 50 percent of the average for the appellation of Alsace. The resulting grapes are very high quality and have exceptional flavor concentration.
For over 200 years, the Schlumberger family has devoted itself to farming the vineyards with passion, dedication and respect to the environment.
The Les Princes Abbés range is the Schlumberger family’s tribute to the Abbots princes from the local Abbey at Murbach who owned the vineyards in the area until the French Revolution, and who were the first to sell the wines from Guebwiller abroad.
The Domaines Schlumberger Gewurztraminer Les Princes Abbés comes from the Bollenberg and Bux plots and from young vines from the Schlumberger family's Grands Crus plots.
Slow, pneumatic pressing was followed by static racking. Fermentation in thermo‐regulated tuns for one to four months. Maturation on lees from six to eight months.
The robe is lemon yellow with green reflections of good intensity. The disk is bright, limpid and transparent. The nose is marked, pleasant and intense, with overripe and exotic scents, passion fruit, mango, papaya, spices, white pepper and ginger. The maturity of the grapes and the perfect state of health enhance the range of flavors. The nervousness is still a bit dominated by the mellowness of the wine. The addictive range of flavors provides a lot of pleasure.
This wine can be highlighted with spicy cuisines, such as Thai, Chinese, and Creole, and pairs beautifully with soft and washed-ring cheeses. The suggested serving temperature is 54°F.
Varietals: 100% Gewurztraminer
Wine Alcohol: 13.45%
Titratable Acidity: 2.73 g/L
Residual Sugar: 25.75 g/L