Domaines Schlumberger Vendage Tardive Pinot Gris 1996

Pinot Gris/Grigio from Alsace, France

Price: $58.99
Item No. 8333
  • WS92

Winemaker's Notes

After years of patience, our Spiegel vineyard has just produced its first Cuvée Pinot Gris Vendange Tardive. The vines of this hillside are about 12 years old. Overall, the 1996 is a rich and concentrated vintage, which allowed us to create an outstanding first Vendange Tardive. The wine is rich, complex and very lively, with finesse and elegance. A wonderful balance between residual sugar and acidity gives the wine a delightful freshness.

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Domaines Schlumberger only harvests grapes from their own vineyards and are entirely dedicated to quality, which is achieved through deliberately producing very restricted yields per hectare.

The planting and judicious choice of grape varieties, pruning the vines, constantly surveying the grapes as they ripen, and the precious care that they are given enable a strict selection to be made during harvesting. Each plot, or even each bunch of grapes, will only be picked if it is completely ripe.

Learn About Alsace

Seventy miles long and two miles wide, Alsace is a beautiful, picturesque region situated along the border of France and Germany, nestled between the Voges Mountains and the Rhine River. These landmarks give Alsace an ideal climate for the white grapes that have become the mainstays of the region. Pinot Noir is also grown, with plantings of the grape increasing with consumer...

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Learn About Pinot Gris/Grigio

Pinot Gris/Grigio(PEE-noh gree/GREE-jee-oh) While Pinot Grigio is in fact the same grape as Pinot Gris (just the Italian take on it), the differences of wine they create can be immense. Pinot Gris' most popular and successful region is Alsace, France, an area of the country that actually puts the name of the grape on the label. Pinot Grigio is the Italian version of the grape,...

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