Why is this Wine so Yummy?
About Domaines Schlumberger
Schlumberger grows all of their own fruit.
Located on the dizzy heights of the hills of Guebwiller, in southern Alsace, with slopes reaching 50° and at an altitude going from 250 to 390 metres, our mountain-side vineyard is surely one of the most breathtaking in Alsace.
Its excellent southwest, south, south east exposure ensures it perfect sun exposure.
Guebwiller is the only spot in Alsace producing 4 Grands Crus.
Mentioned as early as the year 1394, the Kessler has been marketed under its own name since 1830. The Domaine Schlumberger owns 22 hectares of this 29 hectare Grand Cru.
Its height ranges from 300 to 390 metres.
Its average yield is 35 hectolitres per hectare.
Kessler is a sandstone soil, in its centre a valley that is facing east, south-east protects it from north winds and cold air streams brought by the valley of Guebwiller. As a natural extension of the Grand Cru Kitterle, its subsoils are reddish over Vosgean sandstone bedrock. At its base, an outcrop of limestone results in clay soils.
Whole grape pressing, static racking. Fermentation in thermocontrolled tuns for 1 to 4 months. Ageing on fine lees for 8 months.
Acidity : 6.0 g/l
Residual sugar: 5.1 g/l