Tasting With Anne Trimbach


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Anne Trimbach is the public face of Domaine Trimbach, which has been producing fine wine in Alsace for almost 400 years. Wine-searcher has just published Tom Hyland’s interview with Anne and reading  it prompted me to post these images from our own meeting with her five years ago

 
During our last visit to Alsace in 2009, from our regular perch Hotel Verte Valee in Munster, we visited a number of our favourite producers – Josmeyer, Hugel, Paul Blanck, Leon Bayer  and finally,  Domaine Trimbach in Ribeauvillé where we tasted the entire Trimbach range with Anne. It is interesting to learn that Josmeyer is her second favourite producer of Alsace Riesling.
Apart from Clos Sainte Hune, our top wines of the domaine remain Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile from the Geisberg and Osterberg vineyards which overlook the winery and Gewurztraminer Cuvée des Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre.

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Domaine Trimbach

The "Grand Cru" vineyards Geisberg & Osterberg behind the winery

The “Grand Cru” vineyards Geisberg & Osterberg behind the winery

Our coach which has to struggle back to England, heavy with wine

Our coach which has to struggle back to England, heavy with wine

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Ribeauvillé is in part surrounded by ancient walls, and has many picturesque medieval houses, and two old churches, of St Gregory and St Augustine, both fine Gothic buildings. The town hall contains a valuable collection of antiquities. The Carolabad, a saline spring with a temperature of 64 F., which had a great repute in the Middle Ages, was rediscovered in 1888, and made Rappoltsweiler a watering-place.

Near the town are the ruins of three famous castles, Saint-UlrichGirsberg and Haut-Ribeaupierre, which formerly belonged to the lords of Ribeaupierre (or Rappoltstein).

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