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Trimbach Riesling Alsace Aoc Clos Ste. Hune 1994

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

The color was a bit darker than expected and the nose showed perhaps a bit advanced with good intensity of aromas that started out a bit wooly slowly revealing layers of light petrol, slate, dried figs and lots of pollen and dried floral notes. Crisp and focused in the mouth this offers great rapier-like acidity and crunchy minerality with rich apricot notes appearing on the backend leading to a long finish with citrus and peach pit notes. Relaxes with air offering a but more body and softening at the edges. This drinks more youthful than I expected from the nose. Will improve.

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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

Editorial Reviews for Trimbach Riesling Alsace Aoc Clos Ste. Hune

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.00 5
09/22/2008

The color was a bit darker than expected and the nose showed perhaps a bit advanced with good intensity of aromas that started out a bit wooly slowly revealing layers of light petrol, slate, dried figs and lots of pollen and dried floral notes. Crisp and focused in the mouth this offers great rapier-like acidity and crunchy minerality with rich apricot notes appearing on the backend leading to a long finish with citrus and peach pit notes. Relaxes with air offering a but more body and softening at the edges. This drinks more youthful than I expected from the nose. Will improve.




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