Wine Schlumberger, Gewurztraminer Grand Cru "Kessler" Le Vallon, Alsace AOC, 2007
Wine transparent wheat-yellow color with glints of old gold.
The wine has a bright, rounded taste with medium body and creamy texture, filled with hints of honey. Meaty, dense, refreshing aftertaste full of notes of coriander and aged brandy.
Expressive pleasant aroma of the wine reveals notes of fruit in syrup, such as peach and dried rose petals. In the development of the bouquet shows notes of spices - saffron and white pepper, woven with exotic notes of very ripe mango.
The wine is perfectly in harmony with the lamb chops garnished with sweet peppers or turkey with rice, seasoned with curry, with red currant sauce.
Gewurztraminer Grand Cru "Kessler" Le Vallon - wine with very ancient roots. Vineyard, later received a proper name - "Kessler" and an honorary category of Grand Cru, known since 1394. For the first time under its own name, it was sold in 1830. Vineyard "Kessler" lies on the sandstone soil base, located in the middle of a small valley toward the east and south-east, serves as a natural protection for the vineyard from the north winds and cold air currents coming from Guebwiller. Harvest Gewurztraminer 2007 was hand-built in a single day - 27 of October. Whole bunches of berries have been careful pressing, get the must was left to defend the static and purification. Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks takes 1 to 4 months. Braves wine purified lees for 8 months. Bottling wine was May 19, 2009.
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.