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Since 1626, the Trimbach family has been promoting the history, exceptional terroirs and fine wines of Alsace. Maison Trimbach is located in Ribeauvillé, where today three generations work closely together. Day-to-day operations are handled personally by brothers Pierre and Jean Trimbach, representing the 12th generation. Bernard and Hubert Trimbach, the 11th generation (father and uncle, respectively, to Pierre and Jean) remain integrally involved. Anne, the eldest of the 13th generation, has just joined the family business.

The Trimbachs have a purist vision. Across 12 generations, the family has always produced wines that are structured, long-lived, fruity, elegant and balanced: the celebrated Trimbach style. Bottles remain in the cellar for several years before reaching the marketplace, ensuring the wines are both ready to drink upon release but also hold great aging potential.

Production Area
Country: France
Region: Alsace

Grape Varieties
100% Gewurztraminer

Vinification
Gewurztraminer Vendanges Tardives wines are exceptional wines produced under strict French AOC regulation. Grapes for Vendanges Tardives (late harvest) wines are left to hang on the vine until they begin to dehydrate, allowing the sugars and phenolics compounds to concentrate.

Fruit for Trimbach Vendanges Tardives are sourced from Grand Cru Osterberg in Ribeauvillé and very old vines planted at the site Muelforst in Hunawihr. The well-drained vineyards, facing south, contain argilo-cacaire soils over a deep limestone base, excellent for growing Gewürztraminer. Average yield is only 25 hl/ha.

Temperature controlled stainless steel fermentation, inhibited malolactic fermentation to preserve natural fruit acidity, followed by 3 months aging before bottling.

Color
Medium gold

Bouquet
Aromas of quince preserves, caramelized Mirabelle and lychee

Taste
Sweet, succulent, full-bodied and elegant

Alcohol
13%

 

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