Wine Schlumberger, Riesling Grand Cru "Saering", Alsace AOC, 2008
Reviews of purchase Schlumberger, Riesling Grand Cru "Saering", Alsace AOC, 2008
The wine is a golden yellow color with brilliant greenish reflections. Clean, bright color wine shows youth.
Open, clear, straightforward wine with severe dryness. The taste of jasmine intertwine, redcurrant and grapefruit pulp, which gradually developed in salty sea notes with hints of iodine. The finish is slightly salty, with a noble bitterness expectancy.
The aroma of wine develops slowly, first showing a few notes of fresh lemon peel. Aeration reveals the individual character of the fragrance, expressed flesh tones of white peaches, interwoven with hints of sea iodide.
The wine needs decanting for an hour. The drink is recommended to combine with clams, lobster and sea fish for rich sauce.
Vineyard "Sering" Grand Cru category is known from the XIII century. The first mentions of it date back to 1250 year. The plot is characterized not only by ancient origins, but also an unusual arrangement: it is "down" from the hills and stretches as a peninsula on the plains, forming a kind of "language" in the form of a ring. The site is located to the north of the commune of Guebwiller. Exposure of the vineyard - east and south-east; height above sea level - from 260 to 300 meters. The soils of the vineyard "Sering" consisting of marl, limestone and sandstone, combined with climate constitute a unique terroir that can give rise to a great Riesling.
The grapes for making wine Riesling Grand Cru "Saering" assembled by hand in small baskets. Whole grapes are pressed gently. The resulting musts left for several hours for a static deposition precipitate. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled tankers. Then the wine is aged on the lees for 8 months.
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.