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F. E. Trimbach

Riesling

Location: On the slopes of the Vosges Mountains, west of the Rhine River, in Alsace, France. The Trimbach winery is located in Ribeauville north of Colmar, with approximately 70 acres of vineyards in Ribeauville, Hunawihr, and Bergheim. Total production is about 80,000 cases of Trimbach Wines per year, out of which is 15,000 cases of Riesling

Grape variety: 100% Riesling

History: Since 1626 the Trimbach family has been dedicated to the production of high quality Alsace wines from the traditional noble grape varieties of Alsace. Currently, the 11th and 12th generations of the Trimbach family oversee all aspects of the domain's operation, with Bernard and his oldest son Pierre managing the vineyards and winemaking, while Hubert and Bernard's younger son, Jean, travel the world to promote the wines. Pierre Trimbach's winemaking is impeccable and results in firm, masculine, bone dry and richly fruity wines of enormous breeding for some a yardstick by which to judge all others in the region. Although a boutique winery in production, Trimbach is the most enjoyed brand of Alsace wine in the United States.

Vinification and aging: The wine is vinified to complete dryness - no residual sugar. Fermented in stainless steel vats with no oak aging. Bottling is early to preserve the fresh varietal character of the grape.

Style: The Trimbach style of wine is one of finesse, elegance, and superb concentration, preserving the vibrant natural acidity and characteristic fruit flavors of the individual varietal as well as the aging potential of great wine. Clean, crisp, fresh, deliciously fruity yet dry and refreshing, with a vivacious, lively presence on the palate.

Food: Delicious with fish, poultry, and veal, particularly with smoked salmon. Traditionally served in Alsace with goose and pork.