Trimbach Riesling Schlossberg Grand Cru 2018

Trimbach Riesling Schlossberg Grand Cru 2018

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In 2012 our family was incredibly excited to purchase 2 ha in the Schlossberg Grand Cru vineyard, known for producing aromatic, delicate wines. Named for the adjacent historic castle, it has a granitic terroir – granite from Thannenkirch above Ribeauvillé and granite migmatite from Kaysersberg. The vineyard is planted in south-facing horizontal terraces next to the castle and just beneath the forest, so it benefits from a cooler microclimate than the surrounding areas. The age of the vines is 35-40 years, and the first vintage we produced was in 2014.

2018 was a vintage that will go down in history for its incredible quality, despite extreme weather. While the season began somewhat wet, summer was quite warm and dry. This helped maintain the balance of the vine’s energy and health, creating great tension of fruit, aromatics and minerality, especially in our Grand Cru sites. The grapes matured earlier than normal, but the acidity levels were also quite high, which led to our confidence in this being a great vintage.

Press Notes:

94 points, Ian D'Agata, Terroir Sense - "Pale bright yellow. Very pretty, delicate aromas aromas of lemon, anise, stone, and white flowers. An extremely dainty Schlossberg offers very good volume without weight and an impression of strong dry extract while spreading oput horizontally on the palate. The aromatic, long finish features repeating notes of flowers and herbs, with the flavours of fresh citrus fruit rising on the taut, clean aftertaste. A beautiful Schlossberg from Trimbach."