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Trimbach Gewürztraminer Alsace Aoc Cuvée des Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre 2001

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Since 1626, Maison Trimbach has been producing traditional Alsace wines recognised all over the world. he Trimbachs have always had a purist vision. For 12 generations, the Family has been producing dry wines, very strictly structured, long-living and fruity, elegant and balanced: it's the Trimbach Style! The Trimbachs let their wines age in the bottles in the cellar during several years before they release them on the market, especially for the Great Wines, such as Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile. Maison Trimbach's vineyards are all situated around Ribeauvillé, where the soils are dominant in limestone. They benefit from the alsatian microclimate, thanks to the Vosges Mountains protection, which preserves the plain from the rain. Redolent of roses, lychees and spices, this immensely rich Gewurztraminer is so unctuous and viscous when young that it can seem slightly sweet even though it is fermented almost dry. This massive body is balanced by an almost chalky fresh minerality and extract with a result that the wine boasts the elegance and finesse which are the Trimbach trademark. This long-lived 'Cuvée des Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre' makes a fascinating aperitif but truly comes into its own with foie gras or desserts based on fresh ripe fruit. It is simultaneously rich, powerful and dry and is consequently a brilliant match for spicy, complex, Asian and North African food.

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Trimbach:
Established in 1626, the Trimbach family has a wine-making history stretching back almost 400 years. It was not until the late 19th century, however, under the leadership of Frédéric-Emile Trimbach, that the business began to expand. Success came when he exhibited the wines at an international fair in Brussels in 1898, to much acclaim. Since the days of Frédéric-E... Read more
Established in 1626, the Trimbach family has a wine-making history stretching back almost 400 years. It was not until the late 19th century, however, under the leadership of Frédéric-Emile Trimbach, that the business began to expand. Success came when he exhibited the wines at an international fair in Brussels in 1898, to much acclaim. Since the days of Frédéric-Emile the house of Trimbach has remained a family run business, based in Ribeauvillé. Today, Jean and Pierre Trimbach are in charge of the winery. The Trimbach family currently own vineyards scattered across three villages, with an emphasis on planting Riesling and Gewurztraminer, and the style associated with the house is one of dry structure and flavorsome with firm acidity where appropriate. Trimbach are not particularly known for their red wines, but they do produce a basic Pinot Noir as well as a Reserve Personelle, as well as basic cuvées of many of the typical Alsatian varieties, including Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Blanc and Sylvaner. Trimbach produce both late harvest wines of Alsace, the Selection de Grains Nobles and Vendanges Tardives wines, made from Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris or Muscat. These make a departure from the classic Trimbach style as they naturally exhibit residual sugar and possibly also characteristics of noble rot, but they still have the necessary acidity to maintain balance and freshness. Read less

External Reviews for Trimbach Gewürztraminer Alsace Aoc Cuvée des Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
11/06/2010

Sourced from Grand Cru vineyards this reserve level Geewurz is always rich and distinctive. Steve Tanzer in his International Wine Cellar Publication wrote "Scented aromas of smoked meat, clove and flowers. Sweet and ripe but slightly aggressive. A big, oily expression of Gewurztraminer with strong ginger and clove spice character." Very Limited!


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Trimbach Gewürztraminer Cuvée des Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre 2001: empf. Trinktemperatur 8-12°C, lagerfähig 4 - 6 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2001Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: ElsassWeingut: TrimbachRebsorte: 100% GewürztraminerRestzucker: 3,5 g/LiterRestsäure: 7 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Weißwein



Since 1626, Maison Trimbach has been producing traditional Alsace wines recognised all over the world. he Trimbachs have always had a purist vision. For 12 generations, the Family has been producing dry wines, very strictly structured, long-living and fruity, elegant and balanced: it's the Trimbach Style! The Trimbachs let their wines age in the bottles in the cellar during several years before they release them on the market, especially for the Great Wines, such as Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile. Maison Trimbach's vineyards are all situated around Ribeauvillé, where the soils are dominant in limestone. They benefit from the alsatian microclimate, thanks to the Vosges Mountains protection, which preserves the plain from the rain. Redolent of roses, lychees and spices, this immensely rich Gewurztraminer is so unctuous and viscous when young that it can seem slightly sweet even though it is fermented almost dry. This massive body is balanced by an almost chalky fresh minerality and extract with a result that the wine boasts the elegance and finesse which are the Trimbach trademark. This long-lived 'Cuvée des Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre' makes a fascinating aperitif but truly comes into its own with foie gras or desserts based on fresh ripe fruit. It is simultaneously rich, powerful and dry and is consequently a brilliant match for spicy, complex, Asian and North African food.

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