Alsace Wine Tasting

Cape Wine Master Dick Davidson will be presenting an Alsace Wine Tasting at The Lapa, Nietvoorbij on 2 June at 18h00.  Wines for tasting  include the following:

Domaines Schlumberger is a 6th and 7th generation family owned wine producer, the family own and manage 140 hectares around Guebwiller in the Haut Rhin, in the South of Alsace. Of the 140 hectares, 70 are classified “Grand Cru”.  Organic methods are used to cultivate 60 hectares and 30 hectares are cultivated using biodynamic practices.

THE CLASSIC RANGE:     LES PRINCES ABBES:   In homage to the Abbot Princes of Murbach who for more than 1000 years preserved and tended the vineyards that the wines come from.  1.  2005 Riesling Les Princes Abbes. Scored 90 pts in Wine Spectator.2.  2005 Pinot Gris Les Princes Abbes.  Previously Tokay Pinot Gris.3.  2004 Gewurztraminer Les Princes Abbes                                                                                                                                                            THE GRAND CRU RANGE:     51 of the very best vineyards in the Alsace wine region have been classified “Grand Cru”. They represent about 6 percent of the area under vine in Alsace. Domaines Schlumberger has vines in four of these 51 classified Grand Cru vineyards and only label a wine “Grand Cru” should it meet the “Grand Cru” criteria as well as their own very strict control, and the vines are at least 12 years old. Wine from the “Grand Cru” vineyards not labeled as such is used in the Les Princes Abbes range. 4  2001 Riesling Grand Cru Kitterle 5  2004 Gewurztramier Grand Cru Kessler                                                                                                                        6.  Grand Cru – To be confirmed.

The cost per person is R250.00 and should you wish to book please contact the Cape Wine Academy on 021 – 8898844 or by email:

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