Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile 2007


Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile


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Product code
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Closure type
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About this winery

The Trimbach family has a long and storied history in Alsace. Growers since the 17th century the estate is now in the hands of its 12th generation, where brothers Pierre and Jean Trimbach run the day to day operations. Pierre has been responsible for the vineyards and winemaking since 1985 and Jean has served as Trimbach’s global Ambassador responsible for sales from that same year; tirelessly travelling the globe to promote both Trimbach and Alsatian wine as a whole. There is a plurality of...

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Notes about product

The south and south-east facing Ribeauvillé terroirs and Grand Crus of Geisberg and Osterberg which overlook the winery have been producing this wine for several generations. Today, CFE is considered a benchmark of Grand Crus Riesling. The average age of the vines, 45 years, results in limited yields. The marl-limestone-sandstone and fossil-flecked Muschelkalk composition of the terroir, as well as the beautifully ripe grapes selected and harvested at the end of October lend this wine a remarkable personality.

Tasting notes

A dry and powerful Riesling, underlined by a mineral note and firm ripe acidity. Pair with gourmet foods, fresh fish, caviar, and fine white meats.

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 97 points -

September 2015

Aromas of cooked pear, apple and white pineapple follow through to a full body with incredible dryness and a mineral finish. White pepper and oyster shell too. This is so serious and unforgiving yet a phenomenon. Owners say it is the driest Fred ever.

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Wine Spectator

- 95 points -

Editors' Choice

March 2014

This shows the riper fruit character of 2006—baked apricot and apple, with hints of guava and dried papaya—but considerably more acidity then is typical for the vintage, resulting in a finely cut, lively white. A minerally base adds stony smoke and spice notes, gaining momentum toward the lingering finish of chamomile and honeycomb. Drink now through 2026.

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Wine Advocate

- 93 points -

April 2010

The Trimbach 2006 Riesling Cuvee Frederic Emile displays almost cinnamon-like as well as gingery sweet spicy pungency, a legacy of advanced ripeness and a touch of botrytis. Ripe strawberry, blood orange, and pink grapefruit add to the rather decadent allure here, following on an opulent palate, whose subtly oiliness of texture and honeyed cast give further testimony to noble rot. Yet for all of its far-gone, exotic ripeness, there is persistent refreshment here and a sense of lift rather than weight. A strikingly long, succulent finish is touched with quinine and citrus rind bitterness...

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- 93 points -

June 2015

Austere, mineral nose. Fresh, vivid palate is dry and tight, yet doesn’t lack fruit. Excellent grip and long, stony finish.

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