Wine Schlumberger, Riesling Vendanges Tardives, Alsace AOC
Reviews of purchase Schlumberger, Riesling Vendanges Tardives, Alsace AOC
Wine sparkling light golden color with pale green highlights.
Silky, elegant wine with a delicate taste, filled with spicy freshness. Harmonious aftertaste has a wonderful balance between consistency of and liveliness.
Outdoor aroma of wine is woven from the notes of pink grapefruit, caramel, mango, ginger, cardamom, lime and juicy orange.
Great aperitif and digestif, wine is also recommended combined with foie gras, seasoned cheeses, sushi, smoked salmon mousse, fish with lemon jelly, potofё shellfish, accompanied by desserts - cookies, creme brulee, berry pies.
Name of wine Riesling Vendanges Tardives translated from French means "late harvest Riesling." Wines "late harvest" produced in limited quantities in the best harvest years and differ extraordinarily rich, mellow flavor. The grapes for these wines is taken either registered vineyards or plots with Grand Cru. For example, the yield for its wine Schlumberger collected from the vineyard, "Kessler" Grand Cru. The exposition area - the southern and south-east; soil - clay, lying on a bed of sandstone. Harvest Riesling 2009 was hand-built in the early morning of October 30. Berries are subjected to soft pressing. Obtained the must went to gravitational sedimentation in three days. The wort that is free from suspended particles, was placed in a steel vats. Alcoholic fermentation took place at a strictly controlled temperature for 1-3 months. Matured wine passed stabilization and filtration and was bottled March 10, 2011. Residual sugar is 63.7 grams per liter, natural acidity of the drink - 4.11 grams per liter. Vintage 2009 can be drunk now or kept in a cool cellar for ten years or longer.
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.