Trimbach Alsace Riesling 'Frederic Emile' 2009

After the crazy success of Trimbach’s Clos Ste. Hune, the family decided it was time to produce a second mind blowing dry Riesling; with that, Cuvée Frédéric Emile was born. Unlike the single vineyard style of Clos Ste. Hune, fruit for Frédéric Emile comes from two grand cru sites, with roots settled into stonly, clay and limestone soils. Dry and powerful, full of zesty minerality and zingy acidity. Pure and precise, with balanced, bready notes of earth and fruit. Developed, age-worthy, and an insanely good deal for the quality of the wine.
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A versatile contender for ‘Greatest White Wine Grape in the World’ honors this German icon is not only insistently aromatic and mineral-rich but thrillingly acidic even at “sweet” ripeness levels.
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Alsace, France

Nominally French appellation in and around Strasbourg, where the Rhine River forms the border with onetime-annexer Germany. Mostly aromatic whites from the cool foothills of the Vosges Mountains.