The Wine trip of a lifetime
Bonjour, and welcome back to the wine blog.
This week has been pretty intense wine wise. I was lucky enough to have been invited to Alsace, France to visit the fantastic Maison Trimbach with Enotria Wines. This was my first proper wine trip and it was AMAZING! What an experience and one I will be talking about for some time to come.
The winery, and several of their vineyard sites, is located in the beautiful village of Ribeauvillé. We spent a full day with Jean Trimbach who just exudes passion and enthusiasm for his family’s wines. Starting with a walk to two Grand Cru vineyard sites we then moved into the cellars. Huge racks of bottles lying patiently waiting for just the right time to be opened and enjoyed. Further down we go, past the massive oak casks (some holding 10,000 litres) and onto the steel fermentation tanks, every square inch looking immaculate. Next, to the bottling line and then the tasting room, five of us sat for over 90 minutes, absolutely enthralled in the wines and in Jean’s sheer joy about the family business. For me, the star was the Pinot Gris Reserve Personnelle, but it was a real treat was tasting the magnificent Clos St Hune Riesling for the first time. One of the greatest white wines of the world. None of that reached the spittoon! Spectacular.
After a really fabulous lunch, Jean took us to the vinyards of Clos St Hune. The whole area was breathtaking and what an experience to have visited such a place.
Clos St Hune.
Our trip finished with a great dinner hosted by Monsieur Trimbach in another brilliant local restaurant.
A wonderful trip, fabulous wines, great food, lovely weather and a good bunch of guys to spent it with. What more could you ask? Another glass of Riesling maybe??? Why not….