2011 Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile, Trimbach

Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile
  • Item #63886111
Details
  • 75cl
  • 14.00 %
  • France
  • Alsace
  • 2011
  • White, Generous, and Intense
  • Tasting Note: Very attractive already, quite powerful nose. Full bodied wine with intensity, depth and beautiful mineral flavour. Rich, ripe acidity in the palate. Great personality and finesse. Full of charm already after nearly 4 years of bottle ageing.
  • Food Matching: Delicious with fish, poultry and veal and sea scallops. Traditionally served in Alsace with goose and pork and with Alsacian meats.
  • Vineyard: 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.
  • Vinification: The grapes are always picked by hand as late as possible in order to achieve maximum ripeness and pressed very gently in a pneumatic press. The juice runs into the cellar by gravity and clarifies naturally prior to fermentation. The juice ferments in stainless steel at controlled temperature for 3-4 weeks. The wine is vinified to complete dryness. It is not oak-aged, the salient characteristics of which are extreme purity and concentrated fruit. Bottling is early to preserve freshness and wines are bottle-aged before leaving the winery. Cuvée Frédéric Emile Riesling needs 3 to 5 years to blossom and usually ages minimum 15 years.
  • Group: Still Wine
  • Color: White
  • Primary Grape: Riesling
  • Region: Alsace
  • Producer/Brand: Trimbach
  • Closure: Natural Cork
  • Vegetarian: Yes
  • Vegan: Yes
  • Organic: No
  • Biodynamic: No
  • Acidity (g/L Tartaric): 7.52
  • Residual Sugar (g/L): 3
  • Grapes: Grape Riesling 100

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