Domaines Schlumberger Saering Grand Cru Riesling 2010 (Alsace, France) "...fresh, savoury, mineral..."
First mentionned in 1250, the Saering plot escapes from the hill and extends like a peninsula on the plain, forming a sort of tongue of land in the form of a ring. It has been sold under its own since 1830.
To the north of Guebwiller, Saering faces east and south-east at an altitude of 260 to 300. Saering marl/limestone/sandstone terroir brings out the best in this magnificent, fine, delicate riesling.
The grapes are hand-picked and whole bunches are pressed. There is static settling of the lees. The wine is fermented in temperature controlled tuns, followed by raising on the less for 8 months.
"This is a perfumed, complex wine that veers between showcasing the freshest fruit flavors and hints of maturity. It's fresh with berry notes and intense with acidity, but rich in texture as well. This is a wine to age much longer, so don't drink before 2017." - 94 Points, Wine Enthusiast
"Deep core of minerality and savoury character here with classic and attractive petrol and flinty stone. Medium-bodied with nice acidity. Dry and refreshing with a very long finish." - 91 Points, Natalie Maclean