Alsace season, 1: Schlumberger Pinot Gris Kitterle 2006

Alsace. One of the diminishing number of serious wine regions I have yet to visit. But I’m a big fan, even if I tend to forget about the wines from time to time. So time to redress the balance a bit and give Alsace some of the attention it deserves, beginning with a Pinot Gris from Schlumberger.

Domaines Schlumberger Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kitterle 2006 Alsace
13.5% alcohol. Full yellow/gold colour. Rich nose of sweet melon, apricot and grape with some spiciness. The palate is luscious, off-dry and viscous with a fat texture and lovely grapey, melony flavour. Beautifully rich but balanced. 92/100 (UK agent MMD)

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2 comments to Alsace season, 1: Schlumberger Pinot Gris Kitterle 2006

  • Alex Lake

    This wine (the 1994 vintage) was my “road to Damascus” wine for Alsace, when had at Le Manoir Aux Quatr’ Saisons, back in 1996 – it is so incredibly versatile with food.

  • I have never had a Pinot gris from Alsace, I am ashamed to admit, of course there are many huge gaps in my wine education/experiences.

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