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 2016

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 lemon yellow with light green reflections of good intensity. The disk is bright, limpid and transparent. The nose is marked, pleasant and intense, and sophisticated, with apple, lemon and a slight floral hint of white flowers. The structure of this wine shows complexity and aromatic precision. The tasty balance comes from a slight but noble bitterness, with a very good structure.

Food Pairing

Pairs beautifully with Alsatian cuisine, mackerel sushi, sardine rillettes or a fresh goat’s milk cheese. The suggested serving temperature is 54°F.

Technical Information

Varietals: 100% Pinot Blanc

Wine Alcohol: 12.76%

Titratable Acidity: 3.66 g/L

Residual Sugar: 3.54 g/L