Our “Reserve Personnelle” Range or Gold Labels
From the best terroirs of the estate, not produced every year, these wines will keep for years and will marvellously pair with fine Gastronomy and please most collectors.
Riesling «Cuvée Frédéric Emile»
The south and south-east facing Ribeauvillé terroirs Geisberg and Osterberg which overlook the winery have been producing this wine for several generations. The average age of the vines, 45 years, 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.
Pair with : gourmet foods, quality fish, caviar, and fine white meats.
Ageing potential : The great “Cuvée Frédéric Emile” vintages age for twenty years and longer.
Availability : At the tasting local, the 2007, 2008 & 2009 vintages are available.
Pinot Gris «Réserve Personnelle»
In exceptional years, a selection of the best parcels produces a wine of great maturity, opulence with succulent fruit.
The long development of the wine is synonymous with its long ageing potential, 10 years and more.
This highly complex, broad and voluptuous wine, retains its structure thanks to its vitality.
Pair with : foie gras, lobster in sauce, poultry, white meat, and truffle dishes.
Wine ageing : Minimum 10-15 years +
Availability : Vintage 2012 is available at the tasting room.
Gewurztraminer «Cuvée des Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre»
The predominately “Keuper” marl-limestone soils on which it is produced lend this rare wine a full and powerful style.
Produced from old vines from the former wine estate of the Lords of Ribeaupierre, the grapes are selected and harvested at the peak of their ripeness. It is a wine with flowery and spicy aromas and a dry personality, and yet so rich and so fruity that it almost hints at sweetness … a mere illusion.
In youth, the roundness and viscosity can mask its typical dryness as well as the underlying finesse which is the Trimbach trademark.
This Gewurztraminer is only produced in the very best vintages and it can be cellared for ageing for up to 20 years.
Pair with : foie gras, spicy and aromatic dishes, cheeses and fresh fruit-based desserts.
Availability : Gewurztraminer 2008 “Cuvée des Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre” is available at the tasting local.
Ageing potential : Minimum 10- years +