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Trimbach, Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile

Trimbach, Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile 2008

Alsace

France

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Product details

  • Winemaker

    Pierre Trimbach
  • Variety

    Riesling
  • Deep, complex, enveloping aromas of honey and beeswax alongside lime, greengage and cooking apple fruit. There's an almost gamey mature richness in the background. In the mouth, excitingly tingly, lively and brisk, with loads of complex nuances. Crisp and bone dry with lime zest and a hint of grapefruit, it also has distinctly honeyed richness. Fabulous texture and length of flavour - this is amazing to drink now, and tastes like it could be enjoyed over at least the next 10-15 years. Compellingly wonderful!
  • Alcohol

    13
  • When to drink

    Can be drunk now but will keep very well
  • Bottle

    75
  • Style

    Aromatic, Dry White

Press ReviewPress

20/20 - It has only just hit the market, but it was worth the wait. It will satisfy Riesling lovers by its creamy touch, offset by an invigorating tension. Citrus fruit, peppery spice, magnificent balance and persistence.

Bettane & Desseauve French Wine Guide 2017

92/100 - Lilac, fresh lime and alkaline notes in the nose of Trimbach’s 2008 Riesling Cuvee Frederic Emile are harbingers of a rivetingly bright, seemingly mineral-suffused palate that also features a greenhouse like inner-mouth profusion of floral and leafy scents and the stimulating bite of lime peel and huckleberry. Like its lesser siblings, this boasts an almost severe sense of concentration as well as prominent piquancy and citricity, all of which combine for a somewhat austere impression that in this instance argues for simply setting bottles aside for 5-7 years before beginning to track and savor the wine for the decade following. As usual, the winery itself does its part to guarantee restraint, since this vintage of Frederic Emile will not be released any earlier than 2013. The sheer persistence and penetration of this bottling go well beyond that of the corresponding reserve bottling, and given the track record for Frederic Emile one can also anticipate considerably more complexity with time.

David SchildknechtThe Wine Advocate, May 2011

17.5/20 - Real nerve and dryness. Lots buried in there. Classic dry Riesling. Lots of reverberation. So different from 2009!

Jancis Robinson MWJancisRobinson.com, June 2016

Winemaking

The south and south-east facing Ribeauvillé terroirs Geisberg Grand Cru and Osterberg Grand Cru, which overlook the winery, have been producing this wine for several generations. The 45 year average vine age results in limited yields. The marl-limestone-sandstone and fossil-flecked Muschelkalk composition of the soil, as well as the beautifully ripe grapes selected and harvested at the end of October lend this wine a remarkable personality: a dry and powerful Riesling, underlined by a mineral note and firm ripe acidity. This wine is named for Frédéric Emile who became famous for providing a new guarantee of quality and authenticity for Trimbach in 1898. The prestigious signature wine of the house, the “Cuvée Frédéric Emile” is highly prized by connoisseurs and collectors.

Food recommendation

White meats, game birds or delicate mushroom dishes. This has the guts to stand up to some bold flavours, but have a glass on its own to appreciate all its delicate nuances.

  • Vintage

    2008
  • Producer

    Trimbach
  • Closure

    Cork
  • Case Size

    6
  • SKU

    63886108

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