F E Trimbach Muscat Reserve 2013

£15.99

 TASTING NOTE

Bone-dry with an intensely-scented grapey nose. On the palate it has a food-friendly mineral bite, high notes of lemons, grapes and blossom, and a refreshing backbone of natural acidity.

The Reserve range is from a selection of parcels of old vines around Ribeauvillé (around 35 years old) which produces a more complex wine destined for a longer laying down. This is a blend of two varieties of Muscat: Ottonel brings the roundness and the softness whilst Muscat d'Alsace (Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains) adds natural acidity of the wine and fruitiness. After harvesting, the grapes are brought directly to the winery where they are fermented in stainless steel and bottled early without malolactic fermentation.


 

Unlike many Muscats, our is bone-dry. The highly-scented nose leads into a flavour so fruity that you almost think you are eating ripe grapes.


Small in production, one can find two different grapes of Muscat:
Muscat Ottonel brings the roundness and the softness of the wine, as well as fruitiness, and Muscat d'Alsace brings the natural acidity of the wine and fruitiness.

We like to serve it as an aperitif, but it is also excellent with asparagus, melon or smoked fishes.

 

The Trimbach family has been involved in making wine since 1626 and has, over thirteen generations, built an enviable reputation for the quality of its entire range. From the Pinot Blanc through to the iconic Clos Sainte Hune Riesling, the wines are considered the benchmark for quality, consistency and style.
The essence of Trimbach, with the obvious exception of the luscious dessert wines, is the traditional dry style in which the wines are made. Many Alsace houses are today making rather clumsy wines with an element of sweetness that detracts from their food matching suitability; not so with Trimbach, whose wines are pure, vibrant and refreshing. It is no accident that the Trimbach wines are listed in every single one of the 26 Michelin Three Star restaurants in France, and are present on the very best restaurant wine lists across the globe.

12% ABV
F E Trimbach Muscat Reserve 2013
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