Trimbach Riesling Vieilles Vignes 2016

  • Type: White
  • Producer: Trimbach
  • Varietal: Riesling
  • Country: France
  • Region: Alsace
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: E0410
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Trimbach Riesling Vieilles Vignes 2016 is available to buy in increments of 1

The Trimbach’s have a purist vision. For three centuries and across 13 generations, the family has produced wines that are structured, longlived, fruity, elegant and balanced: the celebrated Trimbach style. The family personally looks after each operation, from planting to harvests and from vinification to bottling.

The viticultural origin of the Trimbach family dates back to 1626, when Jean Trimbach, was recognized as a citizen of Riquewihr. From then on, the Trimbach’s were renowned for their wine-growing. Maison Trimbach’s vineyards are all situated around Ribeauville (Ribeauville, Hunawihr, Bergheim, Rorschwihr, Riquewihr and Mittlewihr). They benefit from the unique Alsatian microclimate, thanks to the Vosges Mountains protection, which preserves the plain from the rain. The vineyards were planted on the Ribeauville’s fault line that fractured 50 million years ago between the Vosges Mountain range and the Black Forest offering a mosaic of terroirs including the complex calcareous limestone and bio-degraded seashell fossils called “Muschelkalk”.

- Notes from the Importer 

92 pts Wine Spectator

Fresh and minerally, with lots of petrol and pine details accenting the crunchy pear, crushed almond and lemon pith notes. Creamy on the palate and tightly knit, driven by racy acidity that creates a mouthwatering impression on the lasting finish. Drink now through 2026.

91+ pts Vinous

Bright straw. The nose offers apple, pear, peach and a strong note of anise. Then rich and dense, offering round flavors of licorice, yellow apple, and peach. The finish is fleshy, long and savory, lifted by a zingy lemony bite. Unlike Trimbach’s Riesling Reserve, I usually find this special selection wine to be very expressive right away. Made mainly with grapes grown on the marly-limestone soils of the Hagueneau lieu-dit (of both Bergheim and Ribeauvillé) and other plots in the Muhlforst and Rosacker (of Hunawihr) and the Hoffel (of Bergheim).
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