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Schlumberger Riesling Grand Cru Saering, Alsace
Domaines Schlumberger Riesling Saering come from the north-east of Guebwiller where the Grand Cru Saering (The Ring) vineyard faces south-east to east making the site is ideal for Riesling. Low yields of around 30hl/ha produce wines that are typically floral with pronounced fruit flavours on the palate and the driest character of all the Grand Crus. The 2015 is just reaching it's drinking window, having developed exquisite notes of honey, kerosene and beeswax in bottle, alongside ripe, piercing fruit and floral tones. A keeper, if you can bear to, but rewarding and complex even in this ealry stage of it's life.
The Domaine was founded in 1810 and is now run by the 6th and 7th generation of the family. With a holding of more than 140 hectares of vineyards, Domaines Schlumberger are not only the largest owners of vineyards in Alsace, but also have the largest Grand Cru area and have 70 Grand Cru vineyards. Their vineyards cover nine kilometres along the south facing slopes of the Vosges Mountains, maximising the sunshine, and include four Grand Cru sites which represent more than 50% of the domaine.
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