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Trimbach Riesling "Cuvee Frederic Emile" 2009 (Alsace, France) - [WE 96] [WS 92] [ST 92]
Trimbach Riesling "Cuvee Frederic Emile" 2009 (Alsace, France) - [WE 96] [WS 92] [ST 92]


 
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Winery: Trimbach
Varietal: Riesling
Region: Alsace, France
Vintage: 2009
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: TRIMBACHRIESLINGFREDERIC09-W
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Notes from the Winemaker:
The south and south-east facing Ribeauvillé terroirs Geisberg and Osterberg which overlook the winery have been producing this wine for several generations. The average age of the vines, 45 years, results in limited yields.

The marl-limestone-sandstone and fossil-flecked Muschelkalk composition of the soil, as well as the beautifully ripe grapes selected and harvested at the end of October lend this wine a remarkable personality: a dry and powerful Riesling, underlined by a mineral note and firm ripe acidity.

This wine is named for Frédéric Emile who became famous for providing a new guarantee of quality and authenticity for Trimbach in 1898.

The prestigious signature wine of the house, the “Cuvée Frédéric Emile” is highly prized by connoisseurs and collectors.

Pair with : gourmet foods, quality fish, caviar, and fine white meats.

Ageing potential : The great “Cuvée Frédéric Emile” vintages age for twenty years and longer.



Ratings & Reviews

96 Points Cellar Selection - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"A benchmark for Alsace Riesling, Cuvée Frédéric Emile is released only as it approaches maturity, and this 2009 is just getting there now. With kerosene aromas and tight, intensely zesty and mineral flavors, it shows the Trimbach approach—that Riesling needs to be bone dry. It's impressive now, but will be even better from 2016." - Roger Voss (12/31/2014)

92 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A compact white that marries a firm backbone of acidity with focused flavors of apple and green pear, petrol and lanolin, honeycomb and ground spice. Delivers a fresh, zesty finish. Drink now through 2029. 4,000 cases made." – AN (Jun 30, 2014)

92 Points - Stephen Tanzer:

"(13.8% alcohol; 7.5 g/l total acidity; 3.09 pH; 3 g/l residual sugar): Pale straw-green. Delicate notes of cinnamon, sage and lemongrass on the enticing nose. Rich, dense and structured, with spicy white fruit, quince, fresh herbs and minty nuances on the structured palate. Finishes fresh and long, with a surprising amount of flesh, not surprising perhaps in a vintage that yielded some very heavy wines at other famous estates. Unlike many other wines made in this hot, dry growing season with a late harvest and little or no botrytis), this Frédéric Emile struck me as excellent and rather fresh." - Ian D'Agata (September 2013)

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