Coming from Alsace, Domaine Trimbach’s Clos Ste. Hune is another white wine that has managed to gather all the touchstones to become super-expensive and highly sought-after. This Riesling comes from a modest vineyard, the Clos Ste. Hune, and due to the low yield and late harvest only about 750 cases or so are produced each vintage.
Riesling is most commonly associated with Germany, and rightly so since it’s produced across the entire range of styles in Deutschland. But here in France, Alsace is where it’s at for Riesling, not surprising since Alsace basically borders Germany. Trimbach’s Clos St. Hune is the epitome of Alsacien Riesling. In fact, there are nine decades of proof; simple proof that Clos Ste. Hune is remarkable, complex, ageworthy, and expensive. The most recent vintage on the market will set you back about $150 per bottle. Cheap only among these giants.