The Trimbach family has been obsessed with Riesling for centuries and have kept their operation a close-knit family affair throughout. Jancis Robinson has been a long-term admirer and selected their…

The Trimbach family has been obsessed with Riesling for centuries and have kept their operation a close-knit family affair throughout. Jancis Robinson has been a long-term admirer and selected their 2015 Alsace Riesling as her wine of the week.

‘A wine of 13.95% alcohol and 2.4 g/l residual sugar that is imperceptible, thanks to its total acidity of 7.82 g/l’. I love that it’s a classic dry Riesling, its rich, floral nose backed up by incredible tension. It is bone dry but full of concentrated but racy fruit.’ – Jancis Robinson

Jancis goes on to say that even though she gave their ‘basic Riesling’ a score of 16.5 out of 20 she may have underscored it, claiming that it is far more beautiful than most wines at that price.

Wine Cellar is honored to sell the wines of Domaine Trimbach and have limited quantities of their 2014 Riesling available and will be bringing in the 2015 vintage soon. We also have limited stock of Trimbach’s Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer. View all the Trimbach wines.

The first records indicate that the family have been farming on the land since 1626. Pierre Trimbach, the 14th generation Trimbach head winemaker, continues to farm the land with his brother, and right-hand man, Jean. Waiting in the wings are their children, 26-year-old Julien and 33-year-old Anne, who complete this family-led team.

The 2015 vintage could be the Trimbach family’s best yet. Jean proclaimed that the vintage may be unparalleled! Many feel that this was due to the hot, dry weather that was similar to the famous heatwave of 2003. Despite the weather, the grapes managed to hang on to record levels of acidity and sugar. This, in addition to a loss of 30% of their crop, means the 2015 Rieslings are extra concentrated.

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