Pinot Brother From Another Mother
Pinot Blanc is a white berry mutation of Pinot Noir. This white wine has risen to its highest craft in the Alsace region of France.
After returning from a showing of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it was vino time. The universe had been saved (at least for the time being) and so Green Dragon and I uncorked a chilled Domaines Schlumberger 2015 “Les Princes Abbés” Pinot Blanc.
The Monks Fill Our Wine Glasses
Sipping this great white wine from Alsace wouldn’t be possible without the help of a group of monks. Christianity in the region dates back to the 4th century and a community of Benedictine monks dominated the area for 10 centuries. At one point the monks were named Princes of the Holy Roman Empire and given the titles of knights.
Verdict Of The Glass
First is a reasonable (about $16) price. Second is a sweetness scale on the bottle that clearly advertises the sweetness level, in this case, dry. If only more wineries would use this simple tool.
In the glass this princely Pinot Blanc is light yellow with golden highlights. On the nose, there are floral aromas evoking visions of white blossoms.
Our glasses were wafting some great aromatics. As we sipped, the flavors were lemon meringue and honeysuckle mingled with refreshing minerality. This is a fresh and lively wine.
Domaine Schlumberger is a winery with a tradition of excellence. We rate this wine highly. It will appeal to Pinot people who prefer premium potations.