TRIMBACH Cuvée Frédéric Emile Riesling 2012 Half Bottle 375ml
95 points “The beeswax lift of mature Riesling shows immediately on the heady nose of this wine that’s also imbued with baked-pear ripeness. With more air notes of dark fir honey combine with wet chalk. The bone-dry palate adds in candied lemon brightness that lends dynamism and drive. This is concentrated lemony and elixir-like.” – Wine Enthusiast
Unquestionably one of the greatest names in Alsace the Trimbach family has been involved in making wine since 1626. Based in the picturesque gingerbread town of Ribeauvillé they have built an enviable reputation for the quality of their entire range over 13 generations. The dry Trimbach style is one geared up for gastronomy buzzing with tension and able to age with grace and finesse making it the sommelier’s choice.
Cuvée Frédéric Emile Riesling comes from 45-year-old vines in the Grand Crus of Geisberg and Osterberg that overlook the Trimbach winery (although the family made the decision not to mention the Grand Cru status on the label back in the 1970s). ‘CFE’ as it’s lovingly known sets the benchmark for Alsace Riesling and is named after Frédéric Emile who set the standard the family have maintained for over 100 years. Capable of maturing for two decades or more this is Riesling at its finest. The tropical fruit lemongrass lime green apple herbs and blossom of its youth are gradually giving way to tertiary notes of marmalade quince poached pear cinnamon beeswax and fleshy peach but this long-lived wine is still a little way off the petrol and nuttiness stage. It’s definitely a wine that you’re going to want to pull the cookbooks out for consider pairing with white fish caviar fatty meats exotic curries spicy quinoa salads and lime-doused tacos.
SKU No.: 3383176
Style No.: 860704
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13%