Domaines Schlumberger Pinot Blanc Les Princes Abbés

Alsace, France

Vintage: 2015 (Current) | 2016 (Current)

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Domaines Schlumberger Pinot Blanc Les Princes Abbés 2015

Overview

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 who were the first to sell wine from Guebwiller. 

Winemaking

The pinot blanc is located essentially in the Grands Crus vines of Saering and Spiegel as well as the localities of Bux and Bollenberg.

Pneumatic pressing, static racking. Fermentation in thermo-regulated tuns for one to four months. Maturing for seven months on fine lees.

Tasting Notes

The robe is light lemon yellow with green reflections of medium intensity. The disk is bright, limpid and transparent. The nose is marked, pleasant and of good intensity, with scents of white fruits, apple, white flowers and hop. The onset in the mouth is moderately ample tender. 

Food Pairing

Pairs beautifully with Alsatian cuisine, vegetable papillottes, sardine rillettes, or a Mont d'Or cheese. The suggested serving temperature is 54°F.

Technical Information

Wine Alcohol: 12.95%

Titratable Acidity: 2.94 g/L

Residual Sugar: 2.81 g/L