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F.E. Trimbach Winery elected at the Best Winery Experience by Saveur Mag !

Regardless of when you visit or what is poured, this winery on the Alsace Wine Route is not to be missed” saveur.com

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 !

Read the full article on Saveur.com : http://www.saveur.com/content/culinary-travel-awards-2014-winners-best-winery-experience



For almost four centuries, the Trimbach Family has been promoting Alsace and its History, its exceptional terroirs and fine wines. Maison Trimbach is still located in Ribeauvillé and still owned by the two grandsons of Frédéric Théodore, Bernard and Hubert, since their father's untimely death in 1945. Pierre and Jean, Bernard's sons, the 12th generation, have joined the Firm in 1979 for Pierre and 1985 for Jean to work on the vinification for the first one and on the promotion of the wines for the second one.


The viticultural origin of the Trimbach Family dates back to 1626, when Jean Trimbach, who had come from Sainte Marie aux Mines, was recognised as a citizen of Riquewihr. From then on, the Trimbachs became renowned for their wine-growing. Jean-Jacques Trimbach, born in Riquewihr on the 6th February 1633, and later his son Jean, born on the 18th March 1677, were successively mayor of the little village. The next Jean-Jacques Trimbach, born in 1750, decided to become a master cooper – an activity which fitted in admirably with the viticultural vocation of the Family. The Family tree continues with Jean-Louis Trimbach, born on the 12th of May 1783, whose son Jean-Frédéric, born on the 18th of June 1811 took an important position in what used to be called the wine « gourmetage » in the village of Hunawihr, well known for its excellent wines and especially for its Riesling. The transfer of his activities to Hunawihr dates back to the 1840's.

He was the mayor of the village for many years. His oldest son, Frédéric Emile, born in Riquewihr on the 20th of December 1839, stepped into his shoes in Hunawihr. Frédéric Emile really developped the business on the lines of the present House of Trimbach. He gave the firm his two initials « F.E » which have been kept ever since. The highest quality certificate given to Mr F.E. Trimbach for his wines at the international show of Brussels in 1898 testifies to their already established prestige.



The Family personaly looks after each operation, from planting to harvests and from vinification to bottling. Maison Trimbach’s vineyards are all situated around Ribeauvillé, where the soils are dominant in  limestone (Ribeauvillé, Hunawihr, Bergheim, Rorschwihr, Riquewihr and Mittelwihr). They benefit from the unique alsatian microclimate, thanks to the Vosges Mountains protection, which preserves the plain from the rain.



The Trimbachs have always had a purist vision. For 12 generations, the Family has been producing dry wines, very strictly structured, long-living and fruity, elegant and balanced: it’s the Trimbach Style! The Trimbachs let their wines age in the bottles in the cellar during several years before they release them on the market, especially for the Great Wines, such as Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile.

Riesling « Cuvée Frédéric Emile » is the Signature wine of the Family. It’s a dry and mineral Riesling, which remains  true to the House’s Philosophy. Coming from the Geisberg and the Osterberg, two marno-calcaro-gréseux soils,  Riesling Frédéric Emile has a great ageing potential.


17 different wines with 93 vintages


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 Jancis Robinson MW / BWW2024 Finalist, Wine Writer (United Kingdom)  tasted  1 wines  from  Trimbach . In a tasting of  19 wines 

Château Montrose 1888 / Mid clear fox red. Sweet, tender, gentle. Wonderfully hedonistic. Liquorice again. Very Montrose – with a real core of rosy sweet fruit. Very rich, racy and thoroughbred – just like a wonderfully sinewy racehorse. Shiny. Not unlike the marvellous 1911. There was an extraordinary variation between the paleness at the top of the bottle and the dark graininess of the sediment at the bottom. Bravo!

6d 14h ago

 Ken Gargett, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  6 wines  from  Trimbach . In a tasting of  9 wines 

Cullen Vanya 2016 also reflects its vintage conditions, more powerful and muscular. Another superb wine but at this stage, still a little reticent. Red fruits, especially red currants, and tobacco leaf.

Again, immaculate balance and seriously impressive length, although at this early stage perhaps not as long as its predecessor. It does have plenty of power and there is a long future ahead. I rate it a 97.

6m 23d ago

 Richard Hemming MW / BWW2024 Finalist, Wine Writer (United Kingdom)  tasted  1 wines  from  Trimbach . In a tasting of  17 wines 

Penfolds 802-A Superblend 2018 / Not made in 2019 and 2020. Made to celebrate Cabernet/Shiraz blends. Makes use of the A1-grade fruit that isn't suitable for Grange, similarly to Quantum – so that top-end grower fruit has more options. Cabernet and Shiraz matured separately for 18 months, then blended. Matured 22 months in American oak.
Black fruit, lots of floral perfume – really quite different to the 389 style, and perhaps less typically Penfolds. Still delicious with black cherry, rounded tannins, a touch of tarmac – this is almost Piedmont in aromatic profile. A little less integrated than the 802-B. (RH)

2y 2m ago

 Jancis Robinson MW / BWW2024 Finalist, Wine Writer (United Kingdom)  tasted  1 wines  from  Trimbach . In a tasting of  25 wines 

Alión 1994 / Production was much smaller then than now. All bought in fruit of course. There are different phases for ageing of Ribera. After bottling it is depressed and then the wine starts to develop. After 8 months some reduction but not a problem because reduction protects the wine against ageing.After 7-10 years there will be light reduction. This is the 1994 stage currently. Some people will call this brett butit’s not because we have analysed all our wines. We have observed that the 1994 is leaving the reductive phase but the 1996 is approaching it. This is why these are the two wines from the whole set that are more difficult than most to understand. We prefer not to decant.
Blackish crimson. Slightly cheesey on the nose – even a bit dusty. A more traditional style than many – hint of burnt toast. Really interesting and logn – complete. Thick and sweet. Dusty finish. Rich but with lots of very firm tannins.

2y 2m ago

 Christer Byklum/ BWW2024 Finalist, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  1 wines  from  Trimbach . In a tasting of  33 wines 

2018 Ornellaia /Ruby. Blackberries, anise, spices, detailed, fruit driven nose, intense. Floral high notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, dark fruits, anise, liquorice, detailed and intense, bit high alcohol, long finish. 94p

2y 7m ago

 Christer Byklum/ BWW2024 Finalist, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  1 wines  from  Trimbach . In a tasting of  22 wines 

1964 Chateau Latour;Dark ruby, brick rim. B/C level fill, soaked cork. Liquorice, sweet tobacco, hay, some blackcurrants, gorgeous nose, some ripe tannins still, fresh acidity, quite intence, extremelly complex, almost at such a degree, that you can't decipher it all, perfect structure, truly impressive, and exceptionaly long finish. 96

2y 10m ago

 Will Gardener / Nickolls & Perks, Wine Merchant (United Kingdom)  tasted  1 wines  from  Trimbach . In a tasting of  21 wines 

Taittinger Comte Blanc de Blancs 2000 / There is surprisingly little colouration, pale gold, tiny bubbles. The nose is delicate, with faint cappuccino and a meaty edge, marine too, there is definite elegance and purity. The tension here admirable with fine citrus, towards grapefruit which hits you and then drifts off into a rippling effect, tantalising the taste buds. Not sure I would get it blind it’s less evolved than the first release bottle tasted last year, where softer more honeyed notes appeared. There is precision here like a youthful white Puligny it definitely grows on you, with hints of ginger and marine carried into the finish. A good life ahead here. Drink now – 2025+, 94/100.

3y 5m ago

 Christer Byklum/ BWW2024 Finalist, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  2 wines  from  Trimbach . In a tasting of  41 wines 

2016 Graham's Vintage Port / Opaque. Rich, fruity, dense, blackberries, spices, blueberries, anise nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, dark fruity, anise, spices, liquorice, dense, almost creamy texture, long. 96p

4y 9m ago

 Aaron Nix-Gomez / Wine Historian, Pro (United States)  tasted  1 wines  from  Trimbach . In a tasting of  30 wines 

2003 Chapoutier, Hermitage Le Pavillon. On the second night this is a seamless wine of brooding strength.  The savory and salty start builds incredible depth of flavor backed by tactile sensation of extract.  This is an inky, mouth coating wine with licorice, floral flavors, and new oak.  This is an intense, modern wine.  **** Now – 2033.

5y 2m ago

 Clive Coates / MW, Wine Writer (France)  tasted  1 wines  from  Trimbach . In a tasting of  10 wines 

Riesling, Clos Saint Hune, 1985, Trimbach For a change, a wine from Alsace – but what a wine! The Clos Sainte Hune comes from the limestone grand cru of Rosacker in Hunawihr, just down the road from the Trimbach headquarters in Ribeauvillé. I have always contended that fine old riesling is the best wine to drink with smoked salmon, and so I picked out one of my last bottles of the 1985 for Christmas. Fully mature, of course, but with splendid energy and depth. Very delicious indeed. While more and more fine white Burgundies, even those not prematurely oxidised, seem to give up the ghost after a dozen or so vintages, it is gratifying to be able to worship at the other end of a glass of a vigorous (almost) thirty year old riesling.

5y 8m ago

 Pekka Nuikki / Editor of the Fine Wine Magazines and Champagne Magazine, Wine Writer (Finland)  tasted  1 wines  from  Trimbach . In a tasting of  11 wines 

Memorable dinner at Teppanyaki Restaurant Sazanka, the first and only Teppanyaki restaurant in Europe awarded with a Michelin star with wines like Bouchard Montrachet 2014,  Dom Perignon P2 Rosé 1996 etc..highly recommend!

6y 3m ago

 Markus Del Monego MW / BWW2024 Finalist, MW (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Trimbach . In a tasting of  12 wines 

A great tasting was hold by the Institute of Masters of Wine and Vinexpo on the topic of Riesling around the World. Debra Meiburg MW moderated this prestigious event featuring a number of Master of Wine for Rieslings from different countries. Gerard Basset MW presented Alsace, Markus Del Monego MW presented Germany, Roman Horvath MW was explaining Austrian Riesling, Justin Howard-Sneyd MW represented Australia and Matthew Deller North America. 

6y 3m ago

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