Alsace 2017 – Grands Crus of Schlumberger

Alsace – 2017 Vintage

“A cold winter, warm spring and warm summer with sufficient rainfall added up to create a very good vintage for Alsace in 2017. Good conditions throughout the harvest season allowed for excellence across all varieties and at all sweetness levels, with no particular extremes. The only drawback is yields reduced by up to a third thanks mostly to spring frosts.” – Jancis Robinson MW


“Schlumberger is Alsace’s largest estate with some 140 hectares under vine, half of them occupying grand cru sites. The domaine was started in 1810 by Nicolas Schlumberger. The vineyards are, for the most part, on beautifully laid steep terraces up to an altitude of 380m where horses are required to work the land instead of machinery. Nearly half the vineyard is farmed organically, of which 30 hectares are farmed biodynamically.”

Schlumberger Grands Crus

Grand Cru Kitterlé:One of Alsace’s top grands crus; pink sandstone and volcanic rocks. Riesling, pinot gris and gewrurztraminer all do well here. Extremely steep vineyards. Strong but subtle wines

Grand Cru Saering: Sandy-clay soil with limestone; only riesling from the best parcels makes it into the grand cru wine. Venerable cru (first mentioned in 1250) renowned for balanced and refined wines

Grand Cru Kessler: One of Alsace’s top grands crus. Sandy-clay and pink limestone. Best for pinot gris or gewurztraminer. A protected amphitheatre of vines

  • Event: A seated, tutored wine tasting followed by a two-course supper
  • Date & Time: 6.30 for 7pm, Thursday 4 June 2020
  • Venue: Harrogate Masonic Hall
  • Tickets: £35 pp inclusive of supper. £32 only if purchased now. Reservations can be made only with a deposit of £10 pp. Balance payment due 4 weeks before the event (4 May)
  • Places Left: 4

The Wines

  1. Riesling Grand Cru Kitterlé 2017
  2. Riesling Grand Cru Kessler 2017
  3. Riesling Grand Cru Saering 2017
  4. Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kessler 2017
  5. Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Kessler 2017

Supper Menu

Rare Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding

Eaton Mess


Reservations With Supper

  1. Bexon, Ian (13/3/20) Credit refund 19/3/20
  2. Bexon, Carol (13/3/20) Credit refund 19/3/20
  3. Goulding, Peter (10/1/20) Credit refund 27/3/20
  4. Joslin, Charles (17/1/20) Credit refund 27/3/20
  5. Joslin, Ann Credit refund 27/3/20
  6. Lees, David (9/3/20) Credit refund 27/3/20
  7. Pratt, Simon (13/1/20) Credit refund 27/3/20
  8. Pratt, Sue Credit refund 27/3/20
  9. Scullion, David (13/3/20) Credit refund 27/3/20
  10. Scullion, Sylvia (13/3/20) Credit refund 27/3/20
  11. Shore, John (18/1/20) Credit refund 19/3/20
  12. Shore, Pat Credit refund 19/3/20
  13. Trewhella, Jane (18/12) Refund 18/3/20

Deposit Paid (£10)

  1. Cameron, A Credit refund 27/3/20
  2. Cameron, S Credit refund 27/3/20
  3. Greenwood, Jane (5/2/20) Credit refund 27/3/20
  4. McFarlane, D (16/1/20) Credit refund 27/3/20
  5. McFarlane, G Credit refund 27/3/20
  6. Owen, R (18/1/20) Credit refund 27/3/20
  7. Owen, G Credit refund 27/3/20
  8. Stewart, A (14/1/20) Credit refund 23/3/20
  9. Stewart, E (14/1/20) Credit refund 23/3/20
  10. Wilson, Les (26/11) Credit refund 27/3/20
  11. Wilson, Mandy Credit refund 27/3/20

Interest Only

  1. Bent, Gail
  2. Buckley, Rob
  3. Buckley, Pauline


A raffle will be drawn at the tasting for a bottle of William Fevre Saint-Bris 2017 and two bottles of Chakana Nuna Estate Malbec 2018. Tickets are on sale now at £1 each and can be bought online by members who are attending the tasting.


(Updated 29 March 2020)