At Domaines Schlumberger , what grows on the estate is vinified.
With 4 Grand Cru sites and 140 hectares of vineyards around the small Alsatian town of Guebwiller, the Schlumberger family has everything in hand to vinify first-class wine from the vineyards. This makes Domaines Schlumberger one of the largest vineyard owners in Alsace, producing a no less diverse range of wine.
Sun, Vosges, wine from Schlumberger
The mighty vineyard, crisscrossed with terraces and sandstone walls crumbling before it, includes the 4 Grand Cru sites of Kitterlé, Saering, Kessler and Spiegel. They account for about half of the vineyard area of Domaines Schlumberger. The Kitterlé, in particular, is capable of producing exceedingly lush wines, as can be found out, for example, with the Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kitterlé or also Riesling Grand Cru Kitterlé. The sun shines here long and warm. The entire vineyard is largely sandstone - a poor, yet varied soil. Yields are naturally reduced due to the rather poor soil. All the better to be allowed to pick the various grape varieties on vineyards that are up to 50% steep.
Grape variety list of the Domaines Schlumberger
Schlumberger wines are mostly white, with a few splashes of red. They are vinified as single varietals, but are also offered as cuvees from various single vineyard sites.
- Pinot Gris
- Pinot blanc
- Pinot Noir
The history of Domaines Schlumberger
The Schlumbergers are a long-established family of winemakers, but centuries ago they were primarily textile manufacturers. After the French Revolution, when the properties of the church and monasteries fell into private hands, Nicolas Schlumberger seized the opportunity and bought a few hectares of vineyards in addition to a textile factory. The beginning of the Domaines Schlumberger.
With the phylloxera plague came an unusual rise for the winery. While most winemakers turned their backs on viticulture, Ernest Schlumberger bought the vacated vineyards, planted new vines and laid out the now distinctive stone terraces.
The recent past of Domaines Schlumberger is marked by a forward-looking modernization of the winery. Old vines have been removed, new ones planted, and since the 2000s, the winery and equipment have been brought up to the state of the art.
Today, Séverine and Thomas Schlumberger are the 7th generation to head the Alsatian winery, with Alain Freyburger at their side as cellar master.
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Domaines Schlumberger wines
"Every vintage, every single wine, is a birth," Alain Freyburger philosophizes in his modern cellar with all sorts of gleaming equipment. Here, after the harvest, the grapes are delivered and gently pressed within 2 hours. The wine should I express, should clearly and directly reflect the terroir. For this purpose, the cellar master has 120 oak barrels and 80 steel tanks at his disposal, which allow the separation of the numerous single vineyards and plots. After months of aging, the wines from Domaines Schlumberger express themselves with all the strengths of the Vosges, sun-drenched terraces and varietal aromas. Whether Grand Cru wines, noble sweet cuvées or traditional white wines such as the Princes Abbés wine line, a tribute to the abbey that already pressed wine in Guebwiller 1,000 years ago - the Domaines Schlumberger brings the best wines from Alsace into circulation. And VINELLO to your home.
More information aboutDomaines Schlumberger
|Company Name:||Domaines Schlumberger|
|Street:||100 rue Théodore Deck|
|City:||68501 Guebwiller Cedex|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+33 389 742700|
|Fax:||+33 389 748575|
|Year of Incorporation:||1810|
|Company Group:||Domaines Schlumberger|
|Company Owner:||Schlumberger family|