Domaines Schlumberger / 2012 Grand Cru Saering Riesling.

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Domaines Schlumberger / 2012 Grand Cru Saering Riesling.

Country/Region: France/AOC Alsace Grand Cru.

Grapes: 100% Riesling.

ABV: 12.5%

Unit: 1 x 75cl Bottle.

Vineyards: Domaines Schlumberger now own 130 hectares of vineyards, 70 of which are Grand Cru. The Saering vineyard faces east and south-east at an altitude of 260 -300 metres above sea level. The soil is comprised of marl/limestone/sandstone resulting in a delicate Riesling. Yields are 45 hl/ha.

Winemaking: The grapes are picked by hand and a pressing of the whole bunches follows. The must is left in the tank for static settling. The wine is cold-fermented in temperature controlled tanks. After fermentation, the juice remains in stainless steel tanks for a further 8-month period before bottling and spends a further month in bottle before release.

Vintage Information: 2012 was a successful vintage in Alsace thanks to a warm August and a cool, dry September which kept the vineyards free of disease. The Crémants, Pinots Noir and Gris, and Gewurztraminer's were all particularly successful.

Tasting Note: Golden in colour with green hues. Aromas of citrus in particular lime, camomile and stone fruits with a touch of white pepper. On the palate, the Saering displays great freshness and purity with a zippy grapefruit character, excellent minerality and finishes dry.

Food Pairing: Serve with seafood, sole or flat white fish. Also an excellent aperitif and with charcuterie.

Delivery: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.

As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.