Producing a collection including some of this region’s most famous and collectible wines, Schlumberger is a historic and important wine family of Alsace. All of the wines produced at Schlumberger come from vineyards they own, which should really not come as a surprise when one considers that about half of this 300-acre estate is made up of Grand Cru designated vineyards. The Schlumberger estate is characterized by steep slopes and sandstone rich soils which comprise the only contiguous piece of property, home to four separate Grand Cru designations: (i) Kitterlé, (ii) Saering, (iii) Kessler, and (iv) Spiegel. With the origins of winegrowing on these sites dating back to the mid-1200’s, this collection of vineyards represents a veritable living history of Alsace wine. The steep, hillside vineyards are surrounded by some 50 km of hand-built sandstone walls, and the vineyards are still exclusively worked by hand and horse (rather than by tractor and machine). Winemaking at Schlumberger is nothing if not traditional–right down to the natural corks which have been sourced from the same supplier for more than half a century.
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