This exceptional wine is a product of the terroir in the “Rosacker” vineyard, located in the village of Hunawihr. This parcel of land, which stretches over 1.67 hectares, has been in the Trimbach family for more than 200 years.
The south, south-east facing vines are on average 50 years old and lie on a predominantly limestone subsoil. These factors give this Riesling a unique flavor of remarkable fruit concentration, enhanced by a refined hint of minerality on the finish.
After a few years of ageing, the typical characteristics of the “Clos Sainte Hune” terroir vibrantly shine through the glass.
The small annual production of 8,000 bottles on average, makes this wine an extremely rare treasure, much sought after by Riesling lovers and collectors across the globe.
Trimbach’s “Clos Sainte Hune” wine has an exceptional ageing potential as it can age 7 to 10 years after bottling without even reaching its peak.
The Trimbach Family keeps the bottles 5 years in the cellar for ageing before release.
Wine ageing : 15-20 years +
Wine ageing Minerality is the Dominating Sensation
Serge Dubs, World’s Best Sommelier 1989
““If there is one Riesling in the world which every wine lover dreams of tasting and savoring, it is “Clos Sainte-Hune”.
A high-quality dry wine, distinguished, refined, elegant, with beautifully ripe fruit and a pronounced minerality which lend it its unique temperament.
It has its own signature and is sublime in great vintages. It is a wine which inspires dreams thanks to its harmony and its exceptional capacity to age.””
It is from the family's Clos Ste Hune vineyard, a small vineyard (about 1.67 hectares) just outside the village of Hunawihr, that arguably the most revered dry Riesling anywhere is produced. The vineyard is south, south-east facing with a predominantly limestone subsoil, with vines on average 50 years old. Production is extremely limited, with only 650 - 750 cases produced per year.
Trimbach Clos Ste Hune is widely regarded as one of the best expressions of Alsace Riesling, and also as one of the greatest white wines in the world. An exceptionally long-lived Riesling (it can age 20+ years) with few rivals - profound, thrilling and powerful - much sought after by Riesling lovers and collectors across the globe.
Yes, a sensational dry Riesling for the Cellar!