Domaines Schlumberger Pinot Gris Les Princes Abbes 2017
Region: Alsace, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Pinot Gris
Golden yellow in colour with hints of green, this Pinot Gris offers a bouquet of ripe fruit and fruit compote, yellow fruits, golden apple, quince, Mirabelle plum, orgeat syrup and this characteristic smokiness. On the palate the wine is soft and fleshy with a slight roundness. The finish is fresh filled with orgeat syrup, yellow fruits, honey, button mushrooms. Well-balanced and pure.
The grapes come from the locality of Schimberg situated in the valley of Guebwiller, on volcanic subsoil, benefitting from a south facing exposure. It is often considered as corresponding to a Bordeaux “2nd” wine.
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.