Trimbach Riesling 1999

Riesling from Alsace, France

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Item No. 43299
  • white wine
  • WS87
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Winemaker's Notes

This wine is pale golden in color with a greenish tinge. On the nose it has developed aromas of minerals, with a slight petrol note. On the palate it is full, again slightly mineral, with grapefruit and lemon-like fruit. The ripeness is balanced by good fresh acidity and great length. It is ready to drink now but has potential to age for another five years.

This wine is a classic introduction to Alsace Riesling where the aim is for a relatively high-alcohol, dry, powerful wine with enormous length and flavor. These characteristics make it an ideal accompaniment to Alsace-style dishes such as tarte doignon, choucroute and pork. It is also a great companion to grilled or marinated fish.

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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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Learn About Alsace

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 Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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