Trimbach Riesling Selection de Vieilles Vignes 2018

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Slight hints of wax, earth and lemon show on the still-shy nose. The palate is equally reticent, tightly coiled but speaking of concentrated citrus freshness that verges into zestiness. The bone-dry nature makes it hard to sense ripe citrus slumbering at the core but the fruit will reveal itself with bottle age. Concentration, purity and power promise a future firework, discernible now in the tangerine zestiness on the finish. Drink 2025–2050. - WE95

Pierre Trimbach has rigorously selected two plots of very old Riesling vines in Hunawihr. The marl-limestone soils have enjoyed for decades an unrivaled reputation for producing great Riesling in Alsace. Complex, crystalline, with fine and precise acidity and good length. This wine is rich and fat, but dry, with a beautiful aromatic and taste intensity.

Pairings : crudo fishes, shelfish, seafood, fish, white meats, etc.- Winemaker's Notes

The Winery

Maison Trimbach began in 1626 when Jean Trimbach settled in Riquewihr and established the family wine trade. Jean-Frederic Trimbach, born in 1811, was appointed Gourmet of Hunawihr, a position designed to protect the quality of wine exports. He transferred the Maison Trimbach business to Hunawihr, where he served as mayor for many years.

Jean-Frederic and his son, Frédéric-Emile continued the family tradition, and Frédéric-Emile traveled extensively to promote the wines. In 1898 he received the Certificate of Highest Quality at the Brussels International Show. With Frédéric-Emile at the helm, Maison Trimbach began bottling its wines in Alsace rather than selling in bulk, providing a new guarantee of quality and authenticity. The contribution of Frédéric-Emile Trimbach was recognized when the family adopted his initials in the firm's official name: Maison F.E. Trimbach.

Today, the tradition of quality continues with the 11th and 12th generations of the Trimbach family. Hubert and his older brother Bernard, along with Bernard's sons, Pierre and Jean, have continued operations and currently produce approximately 80,000 cases of wines annually. Over one-third of their production is exported to the United States. While one of the smallest of the many producers in Alsace, they are nonetheless the largest, most widely recognized Alsace brand in the United States.

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