Trimbach Ribeaupierre Gewurztraminer 2000

Gewurztraminer from Alsace, France

Item No. 102200
  • white wine
  • ST92
  • RP92
  • WS90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

The remarkable richness and depth of this wine is partly due to a special soil based on marl and limestone. It comes from the ancestral vineyards of the lords of Ribeaupierre and the grapes are never picked before they have reached maximum ripeness. It is only made in exceptional years.

Redolent of roses, lychees, spices, this immensely rich Gewurztraminer can misleadingly seem slightly sweet. This is misleading. In youth, the roundness and viscosity can mask its typical dryness as well as the underlying finesse which is the Trimbach trademark.

This long-living wine makes a fascinating aperitif but truly comes into its own with foie gras or desserts based on fresh ripe fruit.

This rich and powerful but dry Gewurztraminer will match every World Cuisine where various tastes, spices and exotism blend with happiness.

Ageing potential: Minimum 10- years +

Critical Acclaim

"The 2000 Gewurztraminer Cuvee des Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre has lovely rose, lychee nut aromas that lead to a medium to full-bodied, refined, and expressive character. Peaches, apricots, rose water, lychee nuts, and violets can be found in its elegant, yet expressive personality. It is concentrated, gorgeously balanced, and intense. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2012."
92 Points

"Aromatic nose of cinnamon and rose petal. Very rich and spicy; already displays compelling inner-mouth perfume. Lovely ripe acids give this supple, fruit-filled wine terrific finesse. Finishes very long and spicy, and less sweet than its 18 grams/liter residual sugar would suggest. Pierre Trimbach feels it will be the best vintage for this bottling since the '90, with better acidity than that earlier year."
92 Points

"Broad and powerful, packing grapefruit, white pepper and lychee aromas and flavors into its muscular frame. Concentrated and firm, with tannins offering support as well as acidity. Fine length. Drink now through 2010."
90 Points

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Maison Trimbach began in 1626 when Jean Trimbach settled in Riquewihr and established the family wine trade. Jean-Frederic Trimbach, born in 1811, was appointed Gourmet of Hunawihr, a position designed to protect the quality of wine exports. He transferred the Maison Trimbach business to Hunawihr, where he served as mayor for many years. Jean-Frederic and his son, Frederic-Emile...

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Seventy miles long and two miles wide, Alsace is a beautiful, picturesque region situated along the border of France and Germany, nestled between the Voges Mountains and the Rhine River. These landmarks give Alsace an ideal climate for the white grapes that have become the mainstays of the region. Pinot Noir is also grown, with plantings of the grape increasing with consumer...

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Learn About Gewurztraminer

Gewurztraminer (Guh-WERTZ-trah-meen-ehr) Spice is Nice If you've ever smelled a lychee, you'll probably recognize a wine made from Gewurztraminer. Gewurz, the german term for spice, adequately describes the aromas and flavors that permeate wines made from the grape. Mostly grown in Alsace and Germany's Pfalz region, Gewurztraminer is not the easiest...

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