Trimbach Riesling Vendanges Tardive 2002, Alsace, France
Sweet white wine, 75cl. Full bodied, 100% Riesling from Alsace, France. 13.0 ABV.
The “Vendanges Tardives” wines retain natural residual sugar which is in perfect balance with their delightful freshness. These wines are wonderfully intense and have an exceptional finish. They are particularly well suited for foie gras, very rich, creamy dishes, blue cheeses, washed-rind cheeses and velvety desserts.
Tasting notes from Jamie Goode, Winearok.com
"Intense, waxy, citrussy nose leads to a bold, dense, waxy palate with textured, spicy citrus fruits and some melony richness." 94/ 100 Points
Producer Profile Trimbach
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”. In the 1960’s, the Trimbach family decided that it was time for a second great dry Riesling, thus Cuvée Frédéric Émile, the signature wine of the Trimbach family was created.