Domaines Schlumberger / 2013 Les Princes Abbes Gewurztraminer.

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Domaines Schlumberger / 2013 Les Princes Abbes Gewurztraminer.

Country/Region: France/Alsace.

Grapes: 100% Gewurztraminer.

ABV: 13.5%

Unit: 1 x 75cl Bottle.

Vineyards: Domaines Schlumberger now own 130 hectares of vineyards, 70 of which are Grand Cru. The classic range is named after the Abbot Princes of Murbach, who preserved the vineyards for over a 1000 years. The grapes come from the localities of Bollenberg and Bux as well as from the young vines from the Kessler and Kitterlé Grand Cru vineyards. It is often considered as corresponding to a Bordeaux “2nd” wine.

Winemaking: The grapes are hand-picked and whole bunches are pressed. There is static settling of the lees. The wine is fermented in temperature controlled tuns at cool temperatures to nurture the aromatic compounds in the grapes. After fermentation, the juice remains in stainless steel tanks on its lees for a further seven months before bottling. After bottling, the wine spends a further month in bottle before release.

Tasting Note: Pale yellow with green hues. Floral notes; peony, rose, spice, cumin and candied ginger and exotic fruits such as lychee which follow to the palate. Ripe and opulent, the onset in the mouth is full-bodied and fleshy with finesse. Persistent finish.

Food Pairing: Pair with rich flavours such as Creole or Asian and especially good with Thai noodle dishes. Also great with soft or washed rind cheeses.

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.