Following a recent visit to Domaines Schlumberger, Jimmy Smith of West London Wine School returned, enthusiastic to share his love of Alsace and the Domaines to a larger audience.
Severine Schlumberger hosted a consumer evening tasting with Jimmy Smith at the school for a group of 20 Alsace and Riesling fans.
After an introduction to Domaines Schlumberger, as the largest owner of vineyards in Alsace, and also the largest owner of Grand Cru in the region, Severine proceeded to explain the difference between Domaines, Negociants and Cooperatives and how to identify the difference on the bottle – bottled at Domaines, Maison and Cave respectively.
As a Domaines, having complete control over the winemaking process from growing the grapes to producing the wine, enables Domaines Schlumberger to maintain superior quality levels.
The wine tasted included:
Pinot Blanc ‘Les Princes Abbés’ 2012 – Voted ‘Best Value Wine’ of the tasting
Riesling ‘Les Princes Abbés’ 2011
Riesling Grand Cru ‘Saering’ 2009
Pinot Gris ‘Les Princes Abbés’ 2012
Pinot Gris Grand Cru ‘Kitterlé’ 2007 – Voted ‘Wine of Night’
Gewurztraminer ‘Les Princes Abbés’ 2011
Gewurztraminer Grand Cru ‘Kessler’ 2008