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Riesling Clos Sainte Hune, Trimbach 2016

White Wine from France - Alsace
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The Clos Sainte Hune vineyard in Alsace has been owned by the Trimbach family for over 200 years. These old vines lie on the grand cru Rosacker, below the church in the village of Hunawihr, which is simply represented on the iconic label. An extraordinary, ethereal young wine barely hitting its stride, seamlessly integrating the freshness of the vintage with density, silky texture and wet stone minerality, lifted by the delicate aromas of lime leaf and mint. Low stock: only three bottles per member.
Price: £225.00 Bottle
Price: £675.00 Case of 3
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Code: AL15821

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 1 - Bone dry
  • Riesling
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2036
  • 13% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Cork, natural

Maison Trimbach

The house of Trimbach in Ribeauvillé, north-west of Colmar, dates back to 1626. It was only in the late 19th century, however, that the firm began to gain recognition and expand under the guidance of Frédéric-Emile Trimbach. It was he who first exhibited the wines on an international stage - from here the family-name started to grow in stature. Along with their own vines scattered around three villages, the Trimbachs also buy in grapes from other growers around Ribeauvillé. They own sites in several grand cru vineyards but, so far for the most part, have shunned the use of grand cru on their labels.

Trimbach has made its reputation on its remarkable, dry steely rieslings with their intense minerality and purity of flavour. The jewel in the crown is the single-vineyard Clos Sainte-Hune, one of the greatest expressions of riesling anywhere in the world. Cuvée Frédéric Emile, which bears the name of the domaine’s most important forefather, also has an excellent reputation and is a little more affordable. Excellent gewurztraminer is also produced here in a dry, perfumed style with plenty of concentration and richness. The late harvest wines made from riesling, gewurztraminer, pinot gris and muscat, although different from the classic Trimbach style in that they are sweet, are impressively structured and rich, but with enough acidity to retain freshness.

Trimbach has remained a family-owned operation over the centuries with the twelfth generation cousins Jean and Pierre...
The house of Trimbach in Ribeauvillé, north-west of Colmar, dates back to 1626. It was only in the late 19th century, however, that the firm began to gain recognition and expand under the guidance of Frédéric-Emile Trimbach. It was he who first exhibited the wines on an international stage - from here the family-name started to grow in stature. Along with their own vines scattered around three villages, the Trimbachs also buy in grapes from other growers around Ribeauvillé. They own sites in several grand cru vineyards but, so far for the most part, have shunned the use of grand cru on their labels.

Trimbach has made its reputation on its remarkable, dry steely rieslings with their intense minerality and purity of flavour. The jewel in the crown is the single-vineyard Clos Sainte-Hune, one of the greatest expressions of riesling anywhere in the world. Cuvée Frédéric Emile, which bears the name of the domaine’s most important forefather, also has an excellent reputation and is a little more affordable. Excellent gewurztraminer is also produced here in a dry, perfumed style with plenty of concentration and richness. The late harvest wines made from riesling, gewurztraminer, pinot gris and muscat, although different from the classic Trimbach style in that they are sweet, are impressively structured and rich, but with enough acidity to retain freshness.

Trimbach has remained a family-owned operation over the centuries with the twelfth generation cousins Jean and Pierre presently in charge. Jean looks after the commercial side of the business, regularly attending Wine Society tastings and events on his travels. He has great knowledge of the wines and is a fitting ambassador for them. Pierre is the chief vigneron and winemaker, overseeing all stages of production from the vineyards through to selection and bottling. Now their children are also involved in this traditional family house.
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