Trimbach Gewurztraminer is a classic Alsace wine made from one of the classic grape varieties of the region. It is the second most planted grape variety in the region behind Riesling and ahead of Pinot Gris and produces spicy, aromatic wines.
Maison Trimbach (F. E. Trimbach) is, without question, one of the greatest names in wine-making in the French region of Alsace. Based in the town of Ribeauvillé, the Trimbach family has been involved in wine making over 13 generations. The business was founded by Jean Trimbach in 1626 in Riquewihr and has since moved twice, in the 1840s to Hunawihr and most recently to Ribeauvillé after World War One. Maison Trimbach has an enviable reputation for the quality of its entire range. Trimbach owns many vineyard located around Ribeauvillé (with predominantly limestone soils) but they also act as a negociant for local growers. Trimbach does not use the Alsace Grand Cru designation for any of their wines (although most of their top wines come from Grand Cru vineyard sites).
The company is perhaps best known for its top-end dry Rieslings made in the traditional Alsatian style – structured, elegant, fruity, balanced and long-lived. Trimbach’s top wine is the iconic Clos Ste Hune, a dry Riesling produced from a special plot in the Rosacker Grand Cru Vineyard. Trimbach wines are also listed in every single one of the 27 Three Michelin Star restaurants in France, and are present on the very best restaurant wine lists across the globe.
Trimbach Gewurztraminer is 100% Gewurztraminer. After harvesting, grapes are brought directly to the winery where the grapes are fermented in stainless steel and bottled early without malolactic fermentation. This is made in the Trimbach house style in that it is slightly dryer than most.
This wine is suitable for vegans and vegetarians.