The Kitterle is a volcanic sandstone soil occupying a unique site on mountain ledges, on a rocky spur exposed to three directions (south-west, south and south-east). The light and sandy soil retained by immense dry stone walls allows only a limited yield. The Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kitterlé was harvested manually in wooden crates. Entire grapes are pressed, with static racking. Fermentation in thermo-regulated tuns for one to four months. Matured on fine lees during eight months.
Golden yellow in colour with light reflections of beautiful intensity. The nose is pleasant, intense and elegant. Notes of candied, ripe scents of yellow fruits, quince, mirabelle plum, apricot jelly, and a slight complex smoky hint. The nose shows a beautiful complexity, proof of the superb quality of the raw material. The palate is dense and fleshy. The range of aromas is reminiscent of the nose, dominated by candied scents, yellow fruits, apricot, mirabelle plum, quince jelly, acacia honey, wax and, as a watermark, this complex smoky hint. The finish has a beautiful length, and a fine, persistent and powerful vivacity.
Domaines Schlumberger is a family vineyard established in 1810. Nowadays, it is run by two generations working side by side for a better handover: Alain Beydon-Schlumberger, 6th generation, Séverine and Thomas Schlumberger, 7th generation. All of their wines are estate-grown and produced on site. With an exceptional location, situated on the steep hillsides of the Vosges, the vineyard benefits from the best exposures; Its slopes can reach 50°. Because of the Vineyard’s topography and the soil composition the yields are much lower than average for the region : 45 hl/ha for the entire Domaine. Even today, all vineyard work is carried out with teams of horses, who can navigate the steep slopes. 30 hectares are farmed biodynamically, to ensure great quality wines for the future generations.