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.
The Les Princes Abbés range is the Schlumberger family’s tribute to the Abbots princes from the local Abbey at Murbach who owned the vineyards in the area until the French Revolution, and who were the first to sell the wines from Guebwiller abroad.
With a single holding of more than 330 acres in Guebwiller, Domaines Schlumberger is the largest Grands Crus producer in Alsace. All Schlumberger wines are estate-grown. Because of the aridity and steepness of the domains, the yields are about 50 percent of the average for the appellation of Alsace. The resulting grapes are very high quality and have exceptional flavor concentration.
For over 200 years, the Schlumberger family has devoted itself to farming the vineyards with passion, dedication and respect to the environment.
The Domaines Schlumberger Gewurztraminer Les Princes Abbés comes from the Bollenberg and Bux plots and from young vines from the Schlumberger family’s Grands Crus plots.
Slow, pneumatic pressing was followed by static racking. Fermentation in thermo‐regulated tuns for one to four months. Maturation on lees from six to eight months.
The colour is lemon yellow with light green reflections of good intensity. The nose is frank, pleasant and intense. The wine shows aromas of tropical fruit, citrus, candied orange, grapefruit, pear, peach, mango, passion fruit along with a floral note, rose and spices, ginger, curry. On the the palate presents the wine is complex and structured. with flavours of citrus, grapefruit, candied orange, exotic fruits, peach, pear, passion fruit, mango, rose, spices, curry and ginger. There is a hint of firm bitterness. The finish is long and lively.
Perfect with a wok of spicy vegetables and soy sauce, Chinese noodles with shrimps, a fish curry risotto or a soft cheese and washed rind.
Serve at 12°C.