We are thrilled today to present you the second wine from our Grand Cru Collection : Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg 2014 !
In 2012, our Family bought 2 ha of the well reputed Grand Cru Schlossberg. The first vintage produced is 2014, an excellent vintage for pure and crystalline rieslings.
Grand Cru Schlossberg has a granitic terroir : granite from Thannenkirch above Ribeauvillé and granite migmatite from Kaysersberg.
Planted in horizontal terrasses, south facing, located next to the castle, just under the forest, the vineyard benefits from a cooler microcosm.
This riesling is delicate, dry, precise and able to age for at least 10 years.
Next to our jewels Frédéric Emile and Clos Ste Hune, our Grand Cru Geisberg (2009 sold out, 2011 current) and our new Schlossberg 2014 are the beginning of a “Grand Cru Collection”.
Production of the Schlossberg was as limited as for Geisberg. For your wishes, please ask us directly via the website form or phone or email. (We are sorry, we certainly won’t be able to satisfy everyone’s wishes).
We’re proud to present this first vintage of Grand Cru Schlossberg, enjoy this wine, a very limited production, almost confidential… and a great riesling !
The Trimbach Family
Grand Cru Schlossberg Harvests 2014
Pierre Trimbach was born in 1956. He started to work at Trimbach in 1979. Today, Pierre, « the proud moustache from Alsace », is reputed as a Grand Vigneron by all the top journalists and by the Alsace wine lovers.
In 2006, 10 years ago already, Pierre was elected one of the 10 TOP White Winemakers in the World by Decanter Mag, along with other stars like Egon Muller, Didier Daguenau, Olivier Humbrecht, etc.
In April 2016, he is elected one of the 10 Masters of Riesling, in the magazine En Magnum by Bettane & Desseauve.
A few months later in August 2016, he is made « the Personality of the Year » by Bettane + Desseauve French Guide 2017, by the reputed journalists Guillaume Puzo, Michel Bettane, Thierry Desseauve and the B+D Team.
In this 2017 guide, journalists give 20/20 to Trimbach Riesling 2008 Cuvée Frédéric Emile.
Today, we are honored and proud to share with you that our new Riesling 2009 Grand Cru Geisberg « Vignoble du Couvent de Ribeauvillé » has just been rated 98 points by James Suckling in his very new book about Great wines of Alsace and is N°1 of his TOP 100 wines of Alsace.
As you may have heard, there is a new top restaurant opening in Alsace at Villa René Lalique (villarenelalique.com), in the North of Alsace, where Mr Jean Georges Klein (3*** Michelin star ex chef of l’Arnsbourg) will be Chef and Romain Iltis (best France’s sommelier 2014 and Meilleur Ouvrier de France) the Sommelier.
Lalique (Mr Denz, owner of the Villa Lalique but also some Bordeaux Chateaux) and James Suckling are the official editors for this new book about Alsace, which is listing 650 top wines from the region, and a top 100. For those who do not know James Suckling (jamessuckling.com) : he was with Wine Spectator for many years.
James says in this book that Alsace is right now the MOST EXCITING WINE REGION OF FRANCE !
Jean Trimbach has attended a lunch with top Alsace producers on Monday 28th of September. He came back with very good news ! 98 points for Geisberg GC 2009 and N°1 OF THE TOP 100 ! (already sold out)
Frédéric Emile 2009 (97 points), Frederic Emile 2007 (97 points) and Clos Ste Hune 2009 (95 points) are also very well rated in the TOP 100.
See you soon at the Estate !
RIESLING 2009 GRAND CRU GEISBERG – Vignoble du Couvent de Ribeauvillé
After 5 years of bottle ageing in the cellar, Maison Trimbach is releasing its first vintage of Grand Cru Geisberg: 2009.
We have been leasing the Vineyards of the Convent of Ribeauvillé for several years now. In 2009, we have produced our first Grand Cru Geisberg.
Pierre Trimbach and his team have been working the Grand Cru Geisberg behind the domaine for years, this one being assembled wit GC Osterberg into the famous Frederic Emile. Their knowledge of this terroir has enabled them to produce a great wine on these 2,66 Ha from the Convent.
The Geisberg is a jewel of Alsace. Located in between two other Grands Crus on Ribeauvillé’s fault line, the limestone and sandstone subsoil, the old vines, the exposure to the sun and the small steep terrasses make it a very unique and complex terroir of only 8,5 Ha total.
The wine is intense and has a great energy. A gastronomie wine able to age between 10 to 30 years in the top vintages.
It is the first wine from a Grand Cru named after its terroir, following the wish of the Nuns of Ribeauvillé’s Convent and the new local GC Legislation from 2011 onwards, which is now well defined by a very precise chart managing the yields (55hl/ha max), the minimum potential alcohol at picking being 11,5°, chaptalisation being forbidden, etc.
We are very proud to introduce you this GC Geisberg 2009, unfortunately produced in limited volume, almost confidential…
For more information, please contact us directly. Due to the very small production, we are unfortunately not able to allocate this wine to all our customers.
The Trimbach Family
On 6th of July, Francois Wilhelm and Anne Trimbach will be presenting some Trimbach wines at Veritable, in St Martin, Pfaltz, Germany.
Meet us there starting 12.00 and until 18.00 !
If you wish to receive an invitation, please reach us by phone or via the website form.
All information on https://veritable.de
See you soon !
The whole Trimbach Family wishes you a happy new year 2015 !
We hope 2015 will rhyme with good health, prosperity, love and numerous unexpected moments of happiness !
Of course, moments of sharing great food and wines too…
With all our warmest thoughts from Alsace,
Bernard, Hubert, Pierre, Jean and Anne
“Regardless of when you visit or what is poured, this winery on the Alsace Wine Route is not to be missed” saveur.com
NEW YORK September 8, 2014—SAVEUR magazine has announced the winners of the 2nd annual Culinary Travel Awards. SAVEUR editors and industry professionals selected the best destinations and travel providers across 21 categories. Trimbach Winery was chosen for the BEST WINERY EXPERIENCE by the Experts panel ! Many thanks !
Please, continue to contact us to make an appointment when you want to taste some wines with us, this is helping us so much to welcome you well !
Read the full article on Saveur.com : http://www.saveur.com/content/culinary-travel-awards-2014-winners-best-winery-experience
We have produced a superb 2008. 2008 is a bit like 2007: the wine will need more time to be ready. Frederic Emile 2008 is still tight and closed, when 2009 is singing already much more !
The Wine Spectator just released their “Insider”, where they list the 40 wines at 90-plus points which are the most exciting right now. We have the pleasure to see our Frederic Emile 2009 in it with 92 Points.
Still young, of course, Freddie 2009 has its life if front of it, at least 20 more years. But it’s already very attractive !
So to make it short, for Frederic Emile and Clos Ste Hune Rieslings,
- Latest release is 2007,
- next release is 2009.
- In 2015 or later, we will launch the 2008s.
Jean Trimbach is back in Boston on the 18th of March 2014 for a Trimbach Dinner with fantastic Chef Daniel Bruce at the Boston Harbor Hotel during the Annual Boston Wine Festival.
This year, it is the 25th Anniversary of the Boston Wine Festival and it has been a tradition to have Jean come for a dinner with his long time friend Daniel.
Please, let the Boston Harbor Hotel know as soon as you can if you would like to attend the Trimbach Dinner on the 18th of March 2014.
More info on their website: http://www.bostonwinefestival.net/