The Alsace family of Trimbach has a wine-making history stretching back almost 4 centuries, the firm having come into existence in 1626. It was not until the late 19th century, however, under the leadership of Frédéric-Emile Trimbach, that the business began to really expand. Success came when he exhibited the wines at an international fair in Brussels in 1898, to much acclaim. Since the days of Frédéric-Emile the house of Trimbach has remained a family run business, based in Ribeauvillé, for much of this time with brothers Bernard and Hubert at the helm although today it is their sons, Jean and Pierre, that are in charge. Pierre busies himself with true work of a viticulteur, looking after the vines and running the harvest, whereas Jean has his hand on marketing and publicity.
The Trimbach family currently own vineyards scattered across three villages, with an emphasis on planting Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer, and the style associated with the house is one of dry structure, flavoursome with firm acidity where appropriate, and - in the table wines at least - never an ounce of detectable residual sugar despite the ripeness of the fruit.
This Riesling is a great classic of Alsace. At once delicate and vital, its intense fruit is given great length by a backcome of crisp acidity producing some of the world's greatest and longest tasting wines. Alsatian Riesling are usually dry, in order to match with food.
Wet stone and fresh lemon are faint but distinct on the nose. A pure lemon flavor streaks across the slender, taut palate, with a comet-like spray of freshness. This wine is dry and, if it weren't for juicy glimpses of ripe lemon, would be almost austere. Rating: 93 Points; Wine Enthusiast
Trimbach Riesling is a classic Alsatian Riesling, dry and juicy with mouth-watering acidity and so perfect with grilled pork chops or veal schnitzels. Flinty and bright lemon zest on the nose, even more lemony with fresh flinty mineral flavours on the palate. The wine growing history of the Trimbach Family dates back to 1626. Rating: 92 Points; Natalie MacLean
Pale straw with green tinges. Lemon, minerals and fresh herbs on the nose and palate. Juicy and vibrant, delivering zingy, lemony bite on the long finish. Boasts lively but harmonious acidity that really extends the fresh citrus and stony flavors on the back end. Knockout entry-level Riesling. To be frank, anyone who can make 350,000 bottles of an entry-level wine this good has simply unbelievable talent. Chapeau! Rating: 91 Points; Vinous
Quite tart and firm. This has enough depth to carry well, and there's a great burst of candied-citrus character at the long finish. Drink or hold. Rating: 90 Points; James Suckling
Fresh and floral, featuring minerally petrol and anise accents underscoring flavors of Asian pear, white peach and almond blossom. Light-bodied and lithe, with hints of lemon peel and on the mouthwatering finish. Drink through 2024. Rating: 90 Points; Wine Spectator
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