Domaines Schlumberger Sylvaner

Alsace, France

Vintage: 2003 (Current) | 2005 (Pending)

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Domaines Schlumberger Sylvaner 2003

Overview

The Sylvaner grape variety first appeared in Lower Alsace towards the end of the 18th century, and came from Austria. It is the most widespread grape variety in Alsace, particularly in the Lower Rhine. SYLVANER mostly comes from the BUX plot but also from the Grand Cru KESSLER plot.

Winemaking

Pressed pneumatically, static settling of the lees. Domaines Schlumberger wines are fermented in old wood tuns, then transferred to stainless steel tanks where they are kept for 12-18 months. After bottling, the wines are aged four to six months before being sold. The wines are able to reach full potential before going to market because Schlumberger tends to release its vintages late.

Tasting Notes

Not very vigorous, but producing grapes regularly, Sylvaner Les Princes Abbés has a DRY character. Sylvaner Les Princes Abbés 2003 is a pale yellow colour with hints of green. The fresh nose has a fine fragrance with discreet notes of young fruit and white flowers. This neat, light, easy-to-drink Sylvaner makes an ideal refreshment on a sunny day.

Food Pairing

This versatile wine is suitable for any situation requiring a white wine. The wine pairs well with seafood, cheese fondue, a meat plate or paté snack. A thirst-quenching wine which is perfect for any situation which requires a white wine.

Technical Information

Wine Alcohol: 11.9%

Titratable Acidity: 3.06 grs/l

Residual Sugar: 2.7 grs/l

Aging Potential: Up to three years

Suggested Retail Price: $13.00