Domaines Schlumberger - Kitterle, Pinot Gris, Grand Cru 2008-09Complex Flavours
Country of OriginFrance
- Food MatchGame
- Food MatchPungent Cheeses
- Grape TypePinot Grigio/Pinot Gris
Colour: Golden yellow with light green reflections and good intensity.
Nose: A pleasant and intensely complex nose of candied quince, baked apple and delicate floral aromas. Aerating reveals smoke and honey.
Palate: Full bodied and well balanced with complex flavours of candied fruits, apples and quince with smoke and honey hints. A beautiful long finish.
Food Matching: Fois Gras, Roasted Pheasant, Strong Blue Cheese, Tarte Tatin.
Hand-picked into crates. Whole bunches pressed at once before being left to settle on the lees. Fermentation takes place in temperature controlled tuns before being left for another 8 months on the lees.
The Kitterle vineyard was given the nick name 'Calf-breaker' by the local vine growers who worked in the breathtakingly high vineyards on the steep slopes. This volcanic-sandstone plot is on unique site, on a steeply sloping rocky outcrop facing south-west, south and south-east. The light, sandy soil, which need to be retained by huge dry stones walls only gives low yields.
20 ha out of this 26 ha plot belong to Domaines Schlumberger.
Tall bottle may not fit in gift boxes.