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.
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.