Trimbach embrace grands crus


Two days after the outstanding Alsace Crus et Terroirs tasting described yesterday, the wine trade calendar served up icing on the cake in the form of a Trimbach tasting. 

Trimbach is the Riesling specialist par excellence. Riesling is (just) the most-planted grape variety in Alsace, representing 22% of vines planted but a full 45% of Trimbach’s annual production of 1,200,000 bottles is Riesling. Their most famous examples are the revered Clos Ste Hune and Cuvée Frédéric Émile, but even their most basic bottling has the same slow-burning pungency and thrilling vibrancy. Trimbach Riesling ages admirably slowly. You can safely stick...