Domaines Schlumberger Pinot Noir Les Princes Abbés
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 2015 Pinot Noir is a beautiful, intense, ruby color. It has a very pleasant nose of red fruits and cooked Alsatian plums that develop notes of sous-bois. It is fresh on the palate and marked by silky tannins due to being macerated for 12 days. Product of a great year, this is a beautiful example of a high quality pinot noir that is smooth and flavorful.
Serve this wine with white meat such as a rack of veal in its juice with potato purée. Poultry fricassée with Paris mushrooms or a traditional pot-au-feu. Serve at 60°F.
Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Wine Alcohol: 12.7 %
Titratable Acidity: 3.02 g/L
Residual Sugar: .2 gr/L
Suggested Retail Price: $22.00