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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Trimbach, family-run wine producer based at Ribeauvillé in alsace. The company was established in 1626. Its wines are characterized by very fine fruit and high acidity. Riesling constitutes half of production and even its most basic offering can stand many years’ bottle ageing . Two of its most famous bottlings are Rieslings: the very fine, rare, and long-lived Clos Ste-Hune (in fact from the Alsace Grand Cru Rosacker) and Cuvée Frédéric Émile, named after the 19th century Trimbach who expanded the business to become an important merchant house as well as vine-grower. The family owns 45 ha of vineyards in eight different villages around Ribeauvillé, famous for the diversity of its soils. Recent additions have included 2 ha in the Grand Cru Schlossberg and holdings in Geisberg and Kirchberg rented from the local convent.