2017 Trimbach Riesling Clos Sainte Hune

Alsace, France

Only the very best will do here, with the finest Riesling being reserved for life changing wine from Alsace's Trimbach.



If there is a Riesling in the world that every wine lover dreams of tasting and savoring, it is Clos Sainte Hune.

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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.


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

An exceptional terroir on the Grand Cru Rosacker in Hunawihr, this Clos which has belonged to the Trimbach family for more than two hundred years covers 1.67 hectares. The more than fifty-year-old vineyard benefits from a southern, south-eastern exposure on a subsoil dominated by Muschelkalk limestone (or shell limestone) and yellow limestone.

Conditions that give this Riesling a specific fragrance and a remarkable fruit concentration enhanced by a refined hint of minerality on the finish and an incredible length... the signs of recognition so typical of Clos Ste Hune after a few years of aging. The small annual production, 7000 bottles on average, makes it a precious wine coveted by all Riesling enthusiasts and collectors in the world.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2060+
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews


"Vivid straw-green with gold highlights. Highly aromatic on the nose, revealing hints of pear, lime, white pepper, candied ginger, quince and even raspberry. Enters sweet, then turns more austere and piercing. The penetrating, long, very suave finish offers complex, concentrated flavors similar to the aromas. That rare note of raspberry repeats in the mouth. A readier-to-drink CSH than usual, but it will age well. The Clos has been organically farmed since eight years ago, and I while I am very careful about making blanket statements on this subject, I think that the wines are now even better than they were before. Whether it’s the organic farming or not, I don’t know, but the possible connection is intriguing, to say the least." Ian D'Agata


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