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'The single most admired dry Riesling made anywhere' – Trimbach

Arguably the single most admired dry Riesling made anywhere,’ writes Jancis Robinson on the Trimbach Clos Ste Hune from Alsace. Produced by the Trimbach family since 1626, the 12th generation is continuing the tradition of terroir-driven, dry Rieslings. The 50-year-old Rosacker vineyard is south-southeast facing and is comprised of limestone subsoil. It is a serious, mineral wine made in tiny quantities and ages well for 3 decades.

The other famous Trimbach Riesling is the Cuvée Frédéric Emile 2008; a blend of the Grands Crus Geisberg and Osterberg. At 45 years old, its marl-limestone-sandstone and fossil-flecked Muschelkalk vineyard produces a bigger structure compared to the Clos Ste Hune. The ‘new-release’ 2008 is a knock-out and, it too, will age well for many decades.

 

Trimbach Frederic Emile 2008

 

We know some people who say, O my God, Trimbach wines are too dry. OK, fine. C'est la vie. Alsace should re-focus on dry wines.’ – Pierre Trimbach

The delicious, entry-level Riesling and fine Riesling Reserve 2014s are also made in what Jancis describes as the ‘uncompromisingly dry, steely, slow-burning, long-lived style’. Both wines promise to age well over the next 10 years.

We are honoured to sell the wines of Maison Trimbach and also have limited quantities of their Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer.

 

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Trimbach RieslingTrimbach Reserve

Trimbach FredericTrimbach Clos Ste Hune

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