“RÉSERVE” RIESLING

Trimbach

APPELLATION

Alsace Contrôlée

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Riesling

WINEMAKERS

Pierre Trimbach

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol
13.5%

2016

93POINTS

Wine Spectator
MARCH 2019
2012

95POINTS

Wine Enthusiast
AUGUST 2017
BACKGROUND

The Trimbach’s have a purist vision. For three centuries and across 13 generations, the family has produced wines that are structured, longlived, 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.

WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES

The Réserve quality means the grapes come exclusively from Trimbach’s vineyards in the Ribeauvillé, Hunawihr and Bergheim areas which has been known for centuries to produce among the very finest Riesling from Alsace due to the complexity of its terroirs and soils which are composed primarily of limestone over sandstone. The vines are south/ south-east facing, 45-50 years old with deep roots ensuring complexity and structure. The 2017 vintage was a top Riesling vintage in Alsace, comparable to 2007 which has aged beautifully. Fermentation occurs in temperature controlled stainless steel and concrete vats and the wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation.

TASTING NOTES

Pale, bright straw yellow with aromas of lemon peel, honeyed fruit and menthol on the nose. Ripe, supple and rich, yet lean and precise with excellent mineral character. This elegant Riesling, dry and precise, is a worthy accompaniment to a wide variety of dishes especially shellfish and white meats.

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