Trimbach has a wine-growing history in Alsace of twelve generations dating back to 1626 and a portfolio of white wines ranging from everyday Pinot Blanc to the legendary Clos Sainte Hune Rielsing. “Since the late 1800s, the estate has received great international recognition for its wines.” – Robert Parker

One of their special wines is the old vine Gewurztraminer known as Cuvee des Seigneurs. Produced only in exceptional vintages from Grand Cru vineyards, it captures the signature “Trimbach style” that balances richness with tension and minerality – a wonderful alternative for foie gras and an amazing pairing for spicy and aromatic dishes.

The importer has been selling the 2008 for three years now and the highly anticipated 2011 has finallybeen released. It received its highest score from both Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate as well as Decanter – not that any of us will cellar it this long, but the winery says it can drink for up to two decades and The Wine Advocate says until 2050. The 94 point 2011 Trimbach Gewurztraminer Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre offers great quality and is priced affordably at only $37.95 / bottle.

Only 200 cases were brought into the country, and as the market price range is $48 - $95 per bottle, I don’t expect our allocation to last long at just $37.95!

“The 2011 Gewurztraminer Cuvee des Seigneurs Ribeaupierre is deep and smoky on the nose, rich, concentrated, ripe and exciting, with lots of citrus flavors. Full-bodied, rich, intense and tension-filled on the palate, this is a complex and mineral Gewurz that is a fresh, precise, salty, fresh and lovely tannic wine with a long and complex finish. A great Gewurz, indeed.” – 94 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate