The result of a blend of two grape varieties, the Pinot Blanc d`Alsace and Pinot Auxerrois. (Domaine SCHLUMBERGER blends equal proportions of both). The Pinot Blanc d’Alsace gives it a solid structure and pleasant freshness and the Pinot Auxerrois makes it delicately fruity.
Our Pinot blanc 2001 is a fine example of its type : well-made, well-balanced, dry and fresh on the palate, with very attractive, fine fruit. Its structure enables it to go with most dishes which require a white wine, and it goes particularly well with terrines, salads, puff pastries, giblets or fish in sauce
From vineyards originally planted by the Romans and later controlled by the Prince Abbotts of Murbach, Nicolas Schlumberger – a local mill owner – purchased 20 hectares just after the French Revolution. Today, Domaine Schlumberger cultivates 135 hectares spread over four miles on the steep flanks of the Vosges Mountains – the largest vineyard in Alsace, including the largest acreage of Alsatian Grand Cru vineyards. Their Pinot Blanc is a blend of 30% Pinot Blanc (a point genetic mutation of Pinot Noir) and 70% Auxerrois (a cross between Gouais Blanc and Pinot Noir – the same ancestry as Chardonnay) from grapes grown in their Saering and Spiegel Grand Cru plots and Bux and Tollenberg plots. Light golden yellow in color, citrus fruits and lemon peel dominate the bouquet and continue on the palate, finishing with a moderate length and sharp vivacity. Food match: chicken in a lemon cream sauce, fruit and cheese board.