RÉSERVE - DRY MUSCAT
90% Muscat Ottonel, 10% Muscat d’Alsace
The Trimbach’s have a purist vision. For three centuries and across 13 generations, the family has produced wines that are structured, long-lived, fruity, elegant and balanced: the celebrated Trimbach style. The family personally looks after each operation, from planting to harvests and from vinification to bottling.
The viticultural origin of the Trimbach family dates back to 1626, when Jean Trimbach, was recognized as a citizen of Riquewihr. From then on, the Trimbach’s were renowned for their wine-growing. Maison Trimbach’s vineyards are all situated around Ribeauville (Ribeauville, Hunawihr, Bergheim, Rorschwihr, Riquewihr and Mittlewihr). They benefit from the unique Alsatian microclimate, thanks to the Vosges Mountains protection, which preserves the plain from the rain. The vineyards were planted on the Ribeauville’s fault line that fractured 50 million years ago between the Vosges Mountain range and the Black Forest offering a mosaic of terroirs including the complex calcareous limestone and bio-degraded seashell fossils called “Muschelkalk.”
Trimbach Réserves are the result of a rigorous selection from mostly old vineyards in Ribeauvillé and the surrounding villages, producing more complex wines with longer ageing potential.
The Trimbach vines are an average of 40-years-old, primarily from Ribeauvillé in areas called Gassenbrun and Forst, which have gentle slopes and south-east exposure. The soils are sandstone/limestone from the Muschelkalk, and marl-limestone from the Keuper. Vines of 40+ years from our partner winegrowers are planted on mainly granite soils in Saint-Hippolyte and calcareous-sandstone soils in Soultzmatt.WINEMAKING
Selected ripe grapes are crushed and gently pressed in a pneumatic press. Vinified in a dry style, stainless steel vats and old casks, no malolactic fermentation or long aging on lees in order to preserve freshness, liveliness and fruity aromas.TASTING NOTES
The nose reveals subtle floral notes and is undeniably reminiscent of grape berries. On the palate, the wine has citrus and stone fruit flavors, a dry style with elegance, finesse and a crisp texture. Pairs well with vegetarian dishes, onion tarts, sushi, smoked or grilled white meats, asparagus with Hollandaise sauce or lemon mayonnaise.