Domaines Schlumberger - Les Prince Abbes, Riesling 2009Alsace Wine
Colour: Bright lemon yellow with green reflections and good intensity.
Nose: A distinguished nose dominated by mature fruity scents of citrus and candied lemons and floral hints. Delicate and fresh.
Palate: Fresh and well balanced. Delicately spicy with citrus fruits, candied lemon and hints of ginger and a long finish.
Food Matching: Seafood, Caviar, Sushi, Fois Grais, Pork, Chicken, Veal, Medium Spiced Curry, Chinese, and Thai Dishes.
The Riesling is mainly planted in the Bollenberg plot and also in the Grand Cru vineyards of Saering and Kessler. Some younger vines are planted in the Grand Cru Kitterle plot.
After slow pneumatic pressing the must is left to settle on the lees. Fermentation takes place in temperature controlled tuns for between 1 and 4 months. The wine is then left to age for a further 6 to 8 months on the lees.
Riesling is Alsace's noblest and finest grape variety. Although it was introduced in the 15th century by the Rhineland, it actually originates from the Orleanois region. It is very different to its German counterpart and from the numerous Rieslings that can now be found throughout the world.