SCHLUMBERGER RIESLING "LES PRINCES ABBES" 2013Schlumberger
Now run by the 6th and 7th generations, Domaines Schlumberger in Alsace 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. The classic range is named after the Abbot Princes of Murbach, who preserved the vineyards for over a 1,000 years. The grapes come from the locality of Bollenberg and Grands Crus Saering and Kessler, and the young vineyards of Kitterlé. It is often considered as corresponding to a Bordeaux “2nd” wine.
A very approachable vintage producing balanced wines with good acidity, similar to 2007. Good volumes, good quality.
Pale yellow with green hues. Aromas of citrus fruits, lemon and a fine touch of spice and ginger which follow to the palate. This wine is lively, medium-bodied with an attractive underlying mineral touch.
Food Pairing: great with goats cheese, prawns dishes, fish dishes such as salmon fillets. Don’t servie it too chilled - around 12C is perfect.