Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France - RVF
Wine rated (guide 2019) :
14/20 (Millésime 2016)
Vineyard rated (guide 2020) :
(Ces très grands domaines, souvent dotés de terroirs fabuleux, sont des incontournables qui, par leur régularité et l'excellence de leur production, se doivent de figurer dans la cave des amateurs avertis)
About the vineyard :
Pillar of Ribeauvillé, the maison Trimbach quietly crossed the four centuries, with the standing Hubert Trimbach, his nephews Jean and Pierre, and his daughter Anne. Among the jewels of the House, the riesling Clos Sainte-Hune (located in the grand cru Rosacker), with impeccable aging and with unfailing regularity, for more than thirty years, making it one of the most sought after wines of Alsace. Cuvée Frédéric Émile, from a parcel halfway between the Grands Crus Geisberg and Osterberg, is also very recommendable. In order to market more affordable cuvées for tasting, the family will offer up to mid-2016 its two great Rieslings on the 2009 vintage, while awaiting the very promising 2008 and 2010. We welcome the willingness of the House to produce the driest wines possible, with always a highly digestible and accessible character. Cane for aging, beware of the excessive protection on the Rieslings. Entry-level wines seem to be consistent on the vintage 2013, to be confirmed next year.