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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
Designation: Eaux de Vie Fruit Brandy

Grape Varieties
100% Cherry

Vinification
Fermentation of the crushed fruits begins at temperatures controlled between 22º and 25º followed by distillation in copper alambics at a minimum temperature of 60º. The aroma and the taste of the original fruit is extracted and conserved during the distillation process using steam heated stills. Distillation is a single continuous process with the elimination of the initial “head” and final “tail” distillate in order to keep only the best of the distillation called the “heart.” Kirsch Vieux then undergoes aging in stainless steel for a minimum of 16 months.

Color
Extremely pure and clear

Bouquet
aromas of ripe dark cherries with a hint of sour cherry.

Taste
Clean, fresh, invigorating brandy with a core of dark cherry flavors, with hints of oriental spices

Alcohol
45%

 

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