2017 Gewurztraminer Les Princes Abbés, Domaine Schlumberger, Alsace

Tasting Notes

Pale yellow with green hues. The nose is bursting with a plethora of expressive notes such as grapefruit, passion fruit, papaya, spices and ginger which follow to the palate. Ripe and opulent, the onset in the mouth is full-bodied and fleshy with finesse. Persistent finish.

Decanter 91/100
Domaines Schlumberger has a winemaking history stretching back centuries, and owns significant vineyard holdings across Alsace. The grapes for this gently spicy gewurz come from Guebwiller's sandstone slopes, 25km south of Colmar, and the wine includes some declassified grand cru fruit. Fresh and exotic, it has a wonderful weight of lychee and tropical fruit, lovely purity and a lightness of touch. Off-dry in style, it would be delicious with chicken liver pâté, or a Thai green curry.

Vineyard Information

The Les Princes Abbés range is the Schlumberger family's tribute to the Abbots who were the first to sell wine from Guebwiller. With a single holding of more than 300 acres in Guebwiller, Domaines Schlumberger is the largest Grands Crus producer in Alsace. All Schlumberger wines are estate-grown. Because of the aridity and steepness of the domains, the yields are about 50 percent of the average for the appellation of Alsace. The resulting grapes are very high quality and have exceptional flavour concentration. For over 200 years the Schlumberger family has devoted themselves to farming the vineyards with passion, dedication and respect to the environment.

Colour White Origin France
Region Alsace White ABV 14.00%
Drink From 2020 Drink To 2022
Everyday drinking, Special occasion