Trimbach is regarded as one of the top producers in Alsace and this is the wine that made their fortune. A wine of quality and distinction, but one that is accessible and easy to match with a wide variety of foods.
They source the fruit from a number of vineyards, some of which they own, the others under contract. These are vineyards at the beginnings of the hills of Alsace. The grapes are normally harvested in late October and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel and concrete vats. There is no secondary malolactic fermentation in order to maintain as much natural acidity as possible.
Whenever I taste a great Riesling from Alsace the most immediate characteristic is green apple and this wine has this in spades. Bright straw-yellow in colour, green apple and lime on the nose and palate. Juicy and spicy finishing with a lovely mineral tang and lemony acidity, or what I refer to as a sherbet like intensity. In 2014 they did not produce any of their higher quality Cuvée M Riesling, as it fermented to completion and ended up too dry and austere. The decision was made to blend this higher quality wine into this larger blend, the result a more focused, intense and better quality wine. Bring on more mistakes like this.