The Schlumberger Riesling Alsace Grand Cru Saering 2015 is crafted by the Schlumberger family who established their winery in 1810 and is now in its 7th generation. Severine and Thomas Schlumberger have been working their 140 hectares sustainably since 2003. They also began incorporating organic and biodynamic practices into their program since 2006. They employ 4 buff-as-hell Cheval Comtois draught horses to do the hard work in the vineyards. These horses help make precise wines crafted from noble grapes Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer into top rate wines from Grand Cru sites Saering, Kitterle, Spiegel and Kessler. We are big fans of this Saering Riesling and believe it has decades of positive development ahead.
Tasting note: This Riesling comes from the Saering Grand Cru vineyard which faces east at about 300 meters above sea level. The soil is the classic patchwork that Alsace is known for: a bit of marl, limestone, and sandstone. The Riesling from this site achieves consistent ripeness and pops with deceptively dry aromas and flavors of pineapple, red apples and pears. In addition to ripe fruits there are flavors of white pepper, jasmine and brine. Lastly, a slash of bitterness lingers through the long, rich finish of this beauty.