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2001 Trimbach Riesling Cuvee Frederic-Emile Vendages Tardives

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April 7, 2024 - $96



94Wine Spectator

Petrol, pine, flowers, peach and mineral flavors combine with the lively acidity and lacy texture. It's harmonious, with fine length.

94Stephen Tanzer

Like an essence of crushed fruits in the mouth, framed by electric acidity. Wonderfully dense and long.



Maison Trimbach is a negociant in Alsace known for Rieslings. It was founded in 1626 by Jean Trimbach, and has been owned and operated by the Trimbach family ever since. The estate owns 63 acres and leases another 140 acres of vineyards, which are planted to 41% Riesling, 33% Gewurztraminer, 15% Pinot Gris and the remainder in Pinot Blanc and Muscat. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that the finest Trimbach wines come from the estate’s 3.2 acre Clos St.-Hune. He calls the wine from there “the quintessential Riesling. It is unquestionably the finest produced in France, and can rival any Riesling produced in the world.” .


France, Alsace

Alsace in northeastern France is so close to Germany that the wines of Alsace and Germany are often confused. Both are typically sold in distinctive, slim, long-necked bottles, and are made from the same grapes. Alsace has never officially been a part of Germany, though it was occupied by the German military in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Wine writer Hugh Johnson has noted that despite German influences, Alsace’s “soul is entirely French. Alsace makes Germanic wines in the French way.” In contrast to German wines, Alsace wines generally are very dry, with a higher alcohol content and riper, more scented fruit. Alsace has 33,000 acres of vineyards, many of them in the picturesque foothills of the Vosges Mountains. The grapes of the region are Sylvaner, Muscat, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. Pinot Noir is also grown, though it is mainly used for Rosé wines. Alsace’s most admired wines are its Rieslings, which since 1985 may be designated as Grand Crus. Some 50 vineyards in the region have been classified as Grand Crus, and are allowed to use the appellation on their labels. Unlike all other French winemaking regions, Alsace labels are varietal, meaning that a wine made of Riesling, for example, is called Riesling. Official Alsace appellations include Cremant d’Alsace for sparkling wines.


White Wine, Riesling

This white variety originated in Germany. It’s known for its strong flowery aromas and high acidity. Please note Rieslings can have dramatic differences as the grape can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling wines.