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Trimbach Riesling Alsace Aoc Clos Ste. Hune 2002

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"The 2002 Riesling Clos Ste-Hune – at under 8,000 bottles the smallest lot ever (even 2003 approached 9,000) – displays chicken stock, quarry dust, musk, wood smoke, and lime on the nose, then deposits minerality as deep, saline, and mysterious as the ocean. It is still very firm in finish for all of its length and one will have to have patience here as well. Plan on enjoying this anytime during the second decade of this new century, but plan on cuisine that will suit its extreme minerality...93" WA 02/08 "Pale color. Pungent aromas of powdered stone, pineapple and petrol. Wonderfully dense and deep, with a pure minerality verging on metallic. Much more austere than the Frederic Emile, which seems fruity and easygoing by comparison. A distinctly chalky riesling that's already starting to close down in the bottle. Jean Trimbach describes this vintage as combining the viscosity of the '95 with the dryness and minerality of the '85. The crop level here was just 48 hectoliters per hectare...93" IWC 11/03

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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 Riesling Alsace Aoc Clos Ste. Hune

External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
05/12/2010

Riesling Clos Sainte Hune 2002 - Trimbach: Riesling Clos Sainte Hune 2002 - Weißwein von TrimbachDieser Riesling aus der einzelnen Lage Clos Ste. Hune präsentiert sich erstklassig mit einem sorteneigenen, ausgewogenem Geschmack. Dieser besondere, mit traditionellem Anbaustil produzierte Wein wird leider nur limitiert verkauft. Sehr zu empfehlen zu elsässischen Spezialitäten, kräftigen Fischgerichten, gegrillt oder mit Kräutersaucen, zu hellem Fleisch und Geflügel, ebenso mit Kräutern zubereitet, sowie gereifte Käsesorten, besonders Ziegenkäse.Weingut: TrimbachLand: FrankreichRegion: ElsassRebsorte: RieslingInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,0 Vol.%Fassreife: 5 Jahre in Flaschen gereiftEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 8-12°C Weißwein > Frankreich > Elsass



"The 2002 Riesling Clos Ste-Hune – at under 8,000 bottles the smallest lot ever (even 2003 approached 9,000) – displays chicken stock, quarry dust, musk, wood smoke, and lime on the nose, then deposits minerality as deep, saline, and mysterious as the ocean. It is still very firm in finish for all of its length and one will have to have patience here as well. Plan on enjoying this anytime during the second decade of this new century, but plan on cuisine that will suit its extreme minerality...93" WA 02/08 "Pale color. Pungent aromas of powdered stone, pineapple and petrol. Wonderfully dense and deep, with a pure minerality verging on metallic. Much more austere than the Frederic Emile, which seems fruity and easygoing by comparison. A distinctly chalky riesling that's already starting to close down in the bottle. Jean Trimbach describes this vintage as combining the viscosity of the '95 with the dryness and minerality of the '85. The crop level here was just 48 hectoliters per hectare...93" IWC 11/03

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