|What:||The Schlumberger Dinner and Club AGM||Event Sold Out|
|When:||21 May 13 ,19:00 -22:30|
|Where:||The Savile Club W1K 4ER map|
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The Club AGM precedes this dinner at 6pm.
I’m very pleased to be back at the elegant Savile Club, where we will have our AGM downstairs before we go up to the Dining Room for what promises to be a very interesting dinner with Ms Séverine Schlumberger.
There will be a glass of Crémant d’Alsace, Cuvée Julien Dopff au Moulin to welcome you to the AGM. Made mostly from Pinot Blanc, this is an easy, full and refreshing aperitif.
Last year the Dining Club visited Alsace, and our first stop was lunch with our speaker at Domaines Schlumberger. What a great start to the week and that was when I started thinking of this dinner!
Marcel Orford-Williams, from The Wine Society, has been very helpful in choosing the wines tonight, and I have asked him to come along.
Alsace is noted for its food friendly wines, and they will go well with the summer fayre which the kitchen will produce. This region of France is unusual as the wine is sold by variety (varietal), so not only will you see the vineyard name and date, but the grape within. Rather than describe the wines in detail, they are listed below, and as the evening goes on you will find how the wines differ, from the relatively plain Pinot Blanc, to the luscious Gewürztraminer and finishing with a Riesling ‘SGN’. Sélection de Grains Nobles are only produced in the greatest vintage years with grapes that solely come from the Grands Crus. Think sauternes.
Grand Crus in Alsace are the best vineyard sites, usually the steepest and therefore the sunniest, enabling the grapes to be ripened more successfully. This makes them harder to work, of course, and so more expensive.
Domaines Schlumberger was founded in 1810, and Séverine is the seventh generation of the family. They harvest and produce their own wines, no grapes or juice is bought in. Of the 140 hectares farmed, half are Grands Crus, and with lower than average yield per hectare, quality is never compromised.
Gewürztraminer Grand Cru Kitterlé 2003/5
Riesling Cuvee Ernest, Sélection de Grains Nobles 2009
You will find that Séverine is an accomplished speaker and that we are very privileged to have her company tonight.
Places are limited, so please book early.
Dress Code: Lounge Suits.
Dates for the Diary:
25th June: Château Haut Brion Dinner at The Drapers' Hall
Vintages available from The Wine Society:
Gewürztraminer Princes Abbés 2010