La Boisseraie EUR 34.50 750ml
USD $
Plaza Cellars USD 75.50 750ml

Trimbach Riesling Alsace Aoc Vendanges Tardives 1998

Winemaker's Notes:

Restricted to four noble grape varieties, Muscat, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer, these wines are subjected to some of the French most stringent wine laws. Vendanges tardives grapes are picked last of all, and only from the choicest plots in the greatest years, the grapes are always over-ripe and often affected by noble rot, or Botrytis cinerea. Unlike most Alsace wines, they contain residual sugar which gives high viscosity and a honeyed quality. However their great richness is balanced by fresh fruity acidity which does not only confers exceptional length on the palate but also prevents the wines from being cloying. These wines are delightful alone or as an aperitif, but they also have their place with foie gras, rich cuisine or desserts.

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
0 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
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
Suggested Recipe Pairing presented by
Layered Rice Pudding

RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

View Recipe


All Prices

Shipping to:

Restricted to four noble grape varieties, Muscat, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer, these wines are subjected to some of the French most stringent wine laws. Vendanges tardives grapes are picked last of all, and only from the choicest plots in the greatest years, the grapes are always over-ripe and often affected by noble rot, or Botrytis cinerea. Unlike most Alsace wines, they contain residual sugar which gives high viscosity and a honeyed quality. However their great richness is balanced by fresh fruity acidity which does not only confers exceptional length on the palate but also prevents the wines from being cloying. These wines are delightful alone or as an aperitif, but they also have their place with foie gras, rich cuisine or desserts.

Photos

+ Add Image

Recipe Downloader

RiceSelect

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »







Snooth Media Network