Domaines Schlumberger Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kitterle 2013
Region: Alsace, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Pinot Gris
Golden yellow in colour with golden inflections. The nose is charming with aromas of cashews, hazelnuts, patisserie, and smoke. On the palate the wine is full bodied and soft with exceptional freshness. The Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kitterlé is extremely complex and rich with a long, refreshing finish.
The Kitterlé vineyard covers 25 hectares with sandy soil resting on a bedrock of pink sandstone and volcanic rock. The steeply sloping stone-walled terraces have three different exposures south-west, south and south-east allowing optimum ripeness to be achieved producing rich, refined wines. Yields are 25 hl/ha.
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.