Domaines Schlumberger, Les Princes Abbés Pinot Blanc, Alsace, France, 2019 through Merchant of Wine.

Domaines Schlumberger, Les Princes Abbés Pinot Blanc, Alsace, France, 2019

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Overview of the Wine
The vineyards of Domaines Schlumberger were originally planted by the Romans and were later controlled by the Prince Abbotts of Murbach, an order of monks who established their seat at the town of Guebwiller in the southern end of Alsace. When the estates of the Abbey were put up for sale after the French Revolution, a local mill owner named Nicolas Schlumberger purchased 20 hectares.

Today, the Nicolas Schlumberger's heirs own and cultivate a 135 hectares spread located over four miles on the steep flanks of the Vosges Mountains. The Schlumberger vineyards are the largest in Alsace, and one of the largest blocks of contiguous vineyards in France. The domaine also has the distinction of owning the largest acreage of Alsace grand cru vineyards, and references to the famous blocks of Kessler, Kitterle and Saering date back to ancient Roman times.

Domaines Schlumberger is renowned for its luscious wines, full in body and flavor. Their richness and delicate sweetness is balanced by excellent acidity. Therefore, the wines are never cloying or overly heavy. Even the vendange tardive, or late harvest dessert wines - the Gewurztraminers Cuvée Anne and Cuvée Christine capture exquisite honeyed flavors with an ethereal lightness.

Grape / Blend
Pinot Blanc

Origin
Alsace, France

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
The robe is light lemon yellow with green reflections of good intensity. The disk is bright, limpid and transparent. The nose is marked, pleasant and of good intensity with flowers, citrus fruits (lemon zest) and spices (white pepper). The nose has a nice character. Its youth shows radiance and a welcomed sensation of freshness. The balance is elegant and slightly strong, which gives the wine character.

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

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Gentle pear fruit shimmers on the subtle nose of this wine. The palate has unexpected concentration that presents ripe pear tempered by lemony brightness. This wine is vivid, slender, generous and dry. 

Product size: 750ml

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