Schlumberger estate is located in Alsace, in eastern France. When their ancestors settled in Guebwiller in the sixteenth century, the Prince Abbots of the Murbach abbey were largely controlling the vineyard. The French Revolution, at the end of the eighteenth century, led to the end of their influence and allowed land redistribution.
Chasselas is no longer widespread (contrary to the Germans). Very productive, it mostly provides an ordinary table wine, not particularly suited to ageing (must be drunk very young). It is mainly used in the composition of Edelzwicker.
Klevner is an ancient name for Pinot Blanc, and is still held as a distinct variety by some wine growers (not to be confused with the “Klevner” from Halligenstein in the Lower Rhine region, which is a cross between grape varieties, with concealed and discrete flavours of Gewurztraminer).
Some ancient grape varieties that have disappeared : Pinot Meunier (red), Malvoisi (Chasselas), Chardonnay, which is being replanted once more and is included in the composition of some Crémants (sparkling wines).