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Trimbach Riesling Alsace Aoc Cuvée Frédéric Emile 2004

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The best-known of Trimbach's "Gold Labelö wines, Frédéric Emile Riesling is the epitome of the family style: pure and complex fruit brought to life with vibrant, muscular acidity. Totally dry. While its breadth and freshness are immediately apparent when every new vintage is released, Frédéric Emile's true depth and power come to life only after several more years of bottle aging.

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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

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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3.50 5
01/28/2012

Slate and lime zest on the nose. Slight peat smoke. Flavors of dried apricot, candied orange peel, sea salt and star fruit. Well integrated and elegant with firm acidity. It's a very salinic riesling, but overall, nice. 10/8/11


Snooth User: HGD
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3.00 5
03/10/2010

A little disappointing, lacks a little freshness, still great minerality and purity of fruit, but just lacks a little extra oomph. Maybe still a bit of a baby and will hopefuuly develop. High expectations, but hoping for more


External Reviews for Trimbach Riesling Alsace Aoc Cuvée Frédéric Emile

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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
06/17/2010

Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile 2004 - Trimbach: Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile 2004 - Weißwein von TrimbachDieser charakterstarke Riesling erhält sein elegantes und volles Aroma durch die Reifung im Barrique. Trotzdem präsentiert er sich schlank und fein mineralisch. Der Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile 2004 von Trimbach ist sehr zu elsässischen Spezialitäten, kräftigen Fischgerichten - gegrillt oder mit würzigen Saucen, Geflügel sowie zur neuen asiatischen Küche zu empfehlen .Weingut: TrimbachLand: FrankreichRegion: ElsassRebsorte: RieslingInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 12,5 Vol.%Lagerfähigkeit: 4 bis 6 JahreFassreife: in Barriques gereiftEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 8 bis 12°C Weißwein > Frankreich > Elsass


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Source: WineExpress.com
09/08/2010

This wine a classic Alsace Riesling with the intensity, dryness and age-ability that are the hallmarks of the region. Wine Spectator scored it 92 points and said "Peat smoke and forest floor notes accent the dried apricot, candied orange peel, sea salt and star fruit flavors, followed by a modest finish. This well-integrated, elegant wine is just beginning to show some age, but the firm acidity suggests many more years to come. Drink now through 2020." Very Limited!



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The best-known of Trimbach's "Gold Labelö wines, Frédéric Emile Riesling is the epitome of the family style: pure and complex fruit brought to life with vibrant, muscular acidity. Totally dry. While its breadth and freshness are immediately apparent when every new vintage is released, Frédéric Emile's true depth and power come to life only after several more years of bottle aging.

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