Riesling 'Les Princes Abbes' FR0005

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Tasting Notes

The robe is lemon yellow with green reflections, of good intensity. The disk is bright, limpid and transparent. The nose is frank and pleasant, with great intensity. Aromas of citrus fruits, lemon and spice, as well as ginger. Medium-bodied with good length.

About this wine

France
Domaines Schlumberger
Riesling
Dry and minerally
White
2016
Alsace
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About The Producer

Domaines Schlumberger

  • Domaines Schlumberger

    Now run by the 6th and 7th generations, Domaines Schlumberger was founded in 1810 by Nicolas Schlumberger, who established vineyards on the renowned slopes above the town of Guebwiller. These vineyard sites have a history of viticulture, having been planted since 207AD. Through successive generations the holding has grown to be one of France’s largest and finest domaines.

     

    Domaines Schlumberger now own 130 hectares of vineyards, 70 of which are Grand Cru. This makes them not only the largest owner of vineyards in Alsace, but also the largest owner of Grand Cru in the region. The vineyards include four Grand Cru sites which contribute to more than 50% of production. Yields are kept deliberately low, often a necessity on the steeper slopes of light sandy soil which can be as much as 60 degrees gradient. The vines are horizontally planted in rows protected by 50 kilometres of dry-stone walls to prevent soil erosion.

     

    The vineyards have the best exposure (south to south east) and a cooling breeze, allowing the organically farmed grapes, to reach optimum maturity producing healthy grapes.

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