Wine Schlumberger, "Cuvee Anne" Gewurztraminer Selections de Grains Nobles
Reviews of purchase Schlumberger, "Cuvee Anne" Gewurztraminer Selections de Grains Nobles
The wine is bright straw yellow color with shine.
Thick, dense, rich wine, forming a well-defined "tears" on the wall of glass. The first sip introduces the creamy texture of the wine. Rounded taste filled with honey sweetness, well balanced refreshing acidity. The smooth body of the wine constitute the typical notes of apricot, caramelized tangerine, peach jam and quince jelly. Notes pine buds and flower honey bring "vegetable" features in the complex nature of the wine. The finish - pleasant, with elaborately woven noble bitterness.
Complex, multi-layered aroma of wine is revealed gradually. The first notes - charming expressive caramel, red currant and fruit candies. Then follow the subtle nuances of green tea. Aeration show tones of exotic fruits - grilled pineapple and papaya. Spicy notes of clove and spicy freshness of orange color complete composition elegant aroma of wine.
It is a meditative wine is recommended to drink in the pure form, to fully appreciate its complexity in the development of luxury.
Wines range Selections de Grains Nobles made from crop to mature vines. Overripe grapes are harvested and zaizyumlennym: before the harvest the berries are left on the vines for a few weeks for the withering. The dried grapes, which reached a high concentration of sugar in the fruit is sent for crushing and vinification. So sweet wines are more than wine "late harvest", but also very fresh, with a strong natural acidity and unique flavor.
"Cuvee Anne" - a legendary wine, enjoying the same success with the connoisseurs of rare wines. The grapes for its creation is going from one vineyard category Grand Cru - "Kessler." "Kessler" is located in a hilly area, facing to the east and southeast. The reddish soil area consisting of sandy clay, are based on the sandstone Vosges Mountains. Vintage 2009 collected 19 October. Grapes are harvested by hand from the steep terraces, placed in small baskets to avoid damage to the berries. At the winery the fruit subjected to careful pressing. After the static deposition of must for three days, ideally pure juice placed in vats equipped with temperature controllers. Alcoholic fermentation lasted 1-3 months. Matured wine passed stabilization and filtration. April 11, 2011 the wine was bottled and then matures in bottles for several years. The sugar content in wine "Cuvee Anne" Gewurztraminer Selekson de Gran Noble, 2009 - 160.1 grams per liter. Acidity of 4.31 grams per liter.
The next owner was the son of Jean Schlumberger - Paul, who was forced to move to Paris with his family (wife and sons, 6), since at the time Alsace was annexed to Germany. His three sons moved to the United States, where they founded the oil company of the same name, and one of his sons - Ernest returned to the winery. He was a fan of wine and dedicated his life to his favorite occupation. Despite the fact that as a result of the disease in one of the years lost all the grapes, Ernest did not despair, and transplanted the vines and expanded its ownership from 40 hectares to 110 hectares. He used a horizontal landing system. Later moved to vineyard management Ernest daughter, Christine, and later her eldest son Eric. Eric Schlumberger retired in 2001 and handed over the company to his son and brother.
Today Domain Schlumberger uses to make wine exclusively own grapes, can boast only 22% of Alsace wine. In addition, the economy is gradually beginning to use organic winemaking principles. 60 hectares of land is being processed in a similar way, with 30 hectares of them practice biodynamic viticulture.