If there is a Riesling in the world that every wine lover dreams of tasting and savoring, it is Clos Sainte Hune.
About the Wine
This may come as a shock, but we're really lost for words here. There are only so many ways to describe things and this is just, well, indescribable.
It isn't often that we see a wine with this price tag and are floored by it. It fully commands the room, and the price, with its presence and poise. Utterly sublime.
There's such ease here. The first thing that comes out is, despite this being a Serious Wine, just how juicy and friendly it is. But under the surface of fresh peach, lemon and mint is an ocean of complexity. It goes deep. Quince paste, cinnamon, white pepper, flint and pear all come through and the balance really drives this home. There's an electric acidity running through and through, carving a line through all the flavours and sending goose-bumps up your spine.
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.