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Big and bright on the nose with lime and pink grapefruit notes that are backed up by powdery stone and emerging petrol notes. Very ripe in the mout... Read more
Spicy typical Gewurztraminer. Read more
I've had quite a few Gewurztraminers, but none of them were Alsatian. Boy was I ever surprised by this one...a whopper of a wine. Medium to full bo... Read more
Food Pairings for Trimbach Riesling Alsace Aoc Cuvée Frédéric Emile
Editorial Reviews for Trimbach Riesling Alsace Aoc Cuvée Frédéric Emile
Big and bright on the nose with lime and pink grapefruit notes that are backed up by powdery stone and emerging petrol notes. Very ripe in the mouth yet unevolved. A touch ungainly and unusually rich so it lacks a little precision. The finish is long and acid driven with a fair amount of petrol belying it's age. 2008-2018 89pts
Spicy typical Gewurztraminer.
I've had quite a few Gewurztraminers, but none of them were Alsatian. Boy was I ever surprised by this one...a whopper of a wine. Medium to full bodied, intense and complex - both on the nose and the palate. The nose is pretty amazing in its complex intensity: sweet peach, candy, vanilla, flowers, honey, apple, and a hint fresh salty minerality (for lack of a better word). This wine is VERY FLORAL...more perfumed than light/fresh/wildflowery. On the palate I get LITCHI fruit, sweet peach, pear, and honey on with a soft tangy acidity. Really juicy and mouthfilling. It does seem kind of oily or viscous, a characteristic that I'd normally associate more with some viogniers. Good length. I would personally have liked to see more acid or counterbalance to the sweetness. This wine was an ok pairing for thai takeout…but I thought it actually seemed too big for the moderately spicy coconut chicken curry! I think this wine would be a killer pairing with a sweeter food. I've seen this wine referred to as delicate, but I think it's anything but! Delicately balanced in its complexity, sure. But this white wine is a heavy hitter as far as I'm concerned! While it is slightly hot, the alcohol is in check and I would not say this wine is unbalanced in that sense.
As a big fan of German Riesling, the drier, crisper style of an Alsace Riesling always comes as a shock to the palate and this one was no exception. I bought the bottle so my husband could try a different style, and while it was ok, I prefer Sauv Blanc or Chardonnay when I want a drier white wine. This one had lots of lively acidity and citrus flavors - would have been nice with a rich chicken dish.
This has to be the hottest Gewurz (Alsatian, thus no Umlaut) I have ever had. The alcohol completely overwhelms the spice. The color is rather ruddy, tending toward a copper hue, and the nose is very nicely in style, with tropical fruits, but instead of the long finish, you get the long burn. I cannot recommend this.
good balance of sweet and spicy. worth tasting if you've never had gewürztraminer.
Very typical in its 'bracing' (i.e. hair-raising) acidity, with a very clean if slightly alkaline nose. The palate is all front-end citrus and a bit of petrol, disappointingly lacking in any honeyed notes. Perhaps it will grow into itself -- but it seems to me lacking in the structure to do so, and there are better rieslings at this price from Alsace or elsewhere.
The nose show smoky grapefruit, peaches, honey and straw. The palate features grapefruit, pear, honey and a tart green honey crisp apple finish.
External Reviews for Trimbach Riesling Alsace Aoc Cuvée Frédéric Emile
Winemaker's notes: Gewurztraminer is without a doubt the most distinctive wine from Trimbach. The variety's pronounced fragrance of rose, lychee and spice introduces the rich and often powerful taste adopted around the world as the perfect accompaniment to spicy food. The 2005 Gewurztraminer is dry, with good levels of natural alcohol and plenty of appealing acidity - the Trimbach family's signature.
Winemaker's notes: Gewurztraminer is without a doubt the most distinctive wine from Trimbach. The variety's pronounced fragrance of rose, lychee and spice introduces the rich and often powerful taste
The fruitier and spicier: a unique wine. In Alsace, this grape that reaches its perfection. Its dry character allows fans to enjoy as an aperitif or with specialty in personality.
Riesling 2008 - Trimbach : Riesling 2008 - Weißwein von Trimbach Trimbach´s Philosophie ist es, die großen Weine wie Riesling und Gewürztraminer erst nach drei Jahren Flaschenlagerung in den Verkauf zu geben. Denn erst nach dieser Reifezeit entwickeln die Wein ihre besondere Finesse, eine herrliche mineralische Struktur und große Klasse.Der Riesling 2008 ist ein wunderbarer Aperitif, er passt auch gut in der Sommerküche zu Salaten, Meeresfrüchte und Austern.Weingut: Trimbach Land: FrankreichRegion: ElsassRebsorte: 100% RieslingInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 12,0 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 7,0 g/lRestsüße: 3,5 g/lLagerfähigkeit: 2-4 Jahre ab JahrgangEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 8-12 °CAuszeichnungen für den Riesling 2008 - Trimbach:91 Punkte - Wine Spectator Weißwein > Frankreich > Elsass
White flowers, lemon notes and minerality touch on the nose. Fresh and vibrant, grapefruit and citrus, white peach, this wine has a long finish which is a sign of a beautiful future for the wine.
A family-run winery since 1626 with some of the best Grand Cru vineyards in Alsace. This, the basic Riesling, is delicate yet firm, fresh, dry and finely mineral.
Trimbach wines are the only wines that appear on the winelists of every Michelin three star Restaurant in France. The hallmark of good Alsace Riesling is a clean, dry finish with beautifully balanced acidity and that's exactly what this 2008 from Trimbach delivers...and more. The Wine Spectator just scored it 90 points saying "There's a pleasant salty tanginess to this wine, underscoring flavors of Gala apple, grapefruit and stone, with a hint of petrol. Clean and well-defined by the firm acidity, yet well-meshed and elegant overall, with a mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2020."
Dietary Information: Organic
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