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2016 Trimbach Riesling 390th Anniversary

Alsace, France

A stunning achievement - 390 years of winemaking! Help this Alsatian icon celebrate with a truly breathtaking Riesling.

$89.00

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About the Wine

It really is a humbling experience when you think about the length of history here. 390 years ago, Australia was still a theoretical place on European maps and Shakespeare had been dead for only 13 years. For a winery to still exist, and still make wine, and STILL be regarded as a leading example, is astonishing.

But the humility doesn't end there. Trimbach didn't release this to pat themselves on the back. This is a tribute to the vineyards, soils and occasional growers who have made 390 years possible.

This really is everything you want it to be, simultaneously deep and lively, rich and delicate. You can expect a core of rich citrus here, with white blossoms, white peach and flourishes of beeswax, cinnamon and clove. It has great balance and a length worthy of 390 years of experience.

About Trimbach

The origins of Trimbach go back as far as 1626, and it is still in family hands, 12 generations down the line. They are quite simply the icon winery of Alsace.

Based around their winery in Ribeauville they have around 57 hectares of vineyards including several famous Grand Cru sites, with Riesling being the obvious calling card among the other Alsatian aromatic whites.

Their masterpieces are the famous Rieslings, Clos Saint Hune and Cuvee Frederic Emile, which are among France's greatest white wines, though they are rarely seen.

The famous Trimbach winery
The famous Trimbach winery
Alsace, France
Additional Info

From the Producer

Wine from a selection of plots in the colors of the mosaic of Alsace terroirs. A tribute to the talented winegrowers who have followed us for decades and who share the same passion for exceptional Rieslings. From North to South, these renowned Grands Terroirs and localities sparkled in 2016, the year of the 390th anniversary of Maison Trimbach 1626-2016.

Golden robe with shimmering green reflections. It reveals with finesse its bouquet of ripe fruits with white cherries and its aromas of flowers. Gourmet and seductive on the first palate, its sparkling and crystalline acidity gives it aromatic precision as well as superb length. This dry Riesling is in line with the great Rieslings of the 2016 vintage.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

12th generation winemaker, Jean Trimbach
12th generation winemaker, Jean Trimbach
Alsace, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
Vinous.com

"Vivid straw-green. Rich aromas of soft citrus fruits, honey and minerals. Dense, juicy and tactile on the palate, featuring expressive flavors of apricot, beeswax and spices. This fresh, deep, suave Riesling showcases a lovely fruit intensity and boasts an unctuously sweet personality (only 6 g/L residual sugar but actually sweeter-tasting than that number indicates). Made with the best grapes from Trimbach’s many vineyards (previously, they have made a 350th anniversary wine in 1976, a 375th anniversary wine in 2001 and now this one) including such famous grands crus as the Osterberg and the Schoenenbourg." Ian D'Agata

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