Trimbach Cuvee des Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre Gewurztraminer 2008
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The predominately "Keuper" marl-limestone soils on which it is produced lend this rare wine a full and powerful style. Produced from old vines from the former wine estate of the Lords of Ribeaupierre, the grapes are selected and harvested at the peak of their ripeness. It is a wine with flowery and spicy aromas and a dry personality, and yet so rich and so fruity that it almost hints at sweetness … a mere illusion. In youth, the roundness and viscosity can mask its typical dryness as well as the underlying finesse which is the Trimbach trademark. This Gewurztraminer is only produced in the very best vintages and it can be cellared for ageing for up to 20 years. Pair with, foie gras, spicy and aromatic dishes, cheeses and fresh fruit-based desserts.
Wine EnthusiastThis is a sweet Gewurztraminer, almost a dessert style. The name comes from a title whose origins date back to the Dark Ages in Europe. The wine is rich, now fully matured, a wonderful medley of ripe fruits, honey and spice. Layers of flavors are interspersed with acidity that lifts the wine. It's opulent, delicious and ready to drink.
Wine SpectatorFinely wrought, this dry, compact white layers expressive accents of honeycomb, lanolin, iodine and smoke with flavors of poached pear, lemon meringue and green almond. Not your typical Gewürztraminer. Drink now through 2028. 1,100 cases made.
Wine AdvocateFresh lime and its zest lend the Trimbach 2008 Gewurztraminer Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre a rather Riesling-like aura, while a hint of sweetness supports its notes of litchi and melon, which fruit pit and citrus peel bitterness helps to balance-out for a virtually dry finishing impression. Full and rich - I can see why the decision was taken not to let it ferment below 13 grams of residual sugar - this evinces fascinating low-tones of smoked meat, peat, and clove in a persistent, if faintly warm finish.
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