The wine-growing history of Maison Trimbach dates back to 1626. Since then, twelve generations of winemakers have tirelessly drawn on their passion for Alsace wines, ensuring the wines they produce stand out for their quality and authenticity, patiently establishing, from father to son, a solid reputation for excellence. Two turrets overlooked by the surrounding vines, a few meters from the heart of Ribeauvillé, pinpoint the F.E. Trimbach estate. Situated on the Wine Route, between the vineyards and the mountains, this pretty village, boasting a rich historical heritage, asserts itself as the center of Alsace winegrowing region. Sheltered by the Vosges Mountains and exposed to maximum sunshine, the Ribeauvillé fault line offers a rich mosaic of soils (limestone, sandstone, marl, clay, etc.). These natural assets provide the perfect conditions for an array of aromatic grape varieties. While the Trimbach family extols the virtues of all Alsace grape varieties, their true passion lies with Riesling as its unequaled fruitiness, finesse, elegance and pedigree make it the finest wine in the world! On the Trimbach estate, the grapes are harvested exclusively by hand. They are then delicately pressed before gravity gently carries the juice to the cellar. It is here where the meticulous work of Pierre Trimbach (12th generation) begins as he vinifies and matures his wines with precision and finesse, constantly mindful of conserving the purity of the particular grape variety and the soul of the unique terroir. Old wooden casks are used alongside stainless steel tanks, a harmonious example of tradition and modernity working together in the winery. Trimbach wines are bottled in the spring following the harvest to ensure freshness and fruitiness are exemplified in each of the wines. The Trimbach signature enjoys a highly coveted place on an array of prestigious wine lists at the finest gastronomic restaurants in Alsace, France, Europe and on all five continents.
The Gewurztraminer Vendanges Tardives opens clear, fresh and concentrated on the bouquet, with smoky grapefruit flavors. Rich and elegant on the palate, this is a rich, sweet, elegant and finessed Gewurz with fine tannins, lingering salinity and tension.