Domaines Schlumberger Riesling Les Princes Abbes 2014

Alsace
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£17.00 per bottle
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Pale yellow with green hues. Aromas of citrus fruits, lemon and a fine touch of spice and ginger which follow to the palate. This wine is lively, medium-bodied with an attractive underlying mineral touch.

Taste & Aroma

Score:91

Riesling has an ability to unite opposites: ripeness and tartness of fruit, a slender frame and unexpected weight. This dry and harmonious wine shows off these contradictions perfectly. A spiky freshness of citrus meets the generosity and juiciness of stone fruits. It is the dialectic between them that thrills.

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Producer

 Domaines Schlumberger, Alsace, France

Region

Alsace is a wine making region on the France / Germany border and along with Austria and Germany produces some of the most noted dry Rieslings in the world. Its wines are influenced by its German neighbour and as a result it is the only Appellation d’Origine Controlee region in France to produce mostly varietal labelled wines, such as Riesling, Pinot Gris, Muscat and Gewurztraminer (these are also commonly referred to as the Noble Grapes of Alsace). While Riesling and Muscat are often made in a dry style in Alsace, single variety Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer are traditionally made in an off-dry style. There are also a large number of late harvest wines produced in Alsace and there are two late harvest classifications; Vendage Tardives (only produced with the 4 noble grapes of Alsace and often made with grapes showing characteristics of botrytis) and Selection de Grains Nobles (a strict selection of late harvest similar in style to a Hungarian Tokaji or a Sauternes from Bordeaux). We can highly recommend the wines from Rolly Gassmann and Rieffel.

Glassware

Glassware

Zalto Denk-Art Universal Glass

For richer, oaked Sauvignon Blancs such as The Fuder, white Graves or Semillon/Sauvignon blends. For young and non-vintage Champagne we recommend Zalto Universal. However, the Zalto Universal is a very good all-rounder, designed for all types of wines but may not maximize the potential of certain wine as much as the Bordeaux or Burgundy glass.

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