Mighty Alsace - Trimbach’s Clos Sainte Hune

Maxime Lecoq | September 9, 2021

Alsace is a region located in the North-East part of France and an AOC that allows seven grapes varietals: Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Sylvaner, and Muscat d'Alsace for the whites and Pinot Noir for the reds.

Dubbed as the King of Alsace, the Riesling grape is considered one of the most versatile grapes; it can produce bone-dry to treacly sweet wines. With an unparalleled range of flavors from citrus to tropical fruits, jammy stone fruits, honey, rubber, petroleum, herbs, apples, pears, vanilla, or nuts. The list goes on.

The wine on offer today is amongst the top recognized Riesling in the world: the Clos Sainte Hune crafted by the Trimbach family. An estate established in Ribeauvillé dating back to 1626 and where the 13th generation is currently at work. 

Clos Sainte Hune is a monopole, from part of the Rosacker Grand Cru, and is only 1.67 hectares in size. The annual production is around 8,000 bottles. Such scarcity allows it to be considered a so-called Unicorn Wine, the once-in-a-lifetime bottle that every wine drinker or collector wants to try or own as part of their collection. Here is your opportunity to purchase it.

Trimbach: Riesling, Clos Sainte Hune: full-bodied, mineral, and ripe. Apple, caramel and herbs deliver a rich and powerful wine.

Trimbach: Riesling, Clos Sainte Hune:
 full-bodied, dry, very intense, and pure. Balance of citrus and peaches at its core, it has a refined yet bright acidity.

Wine Trivia: Which one between Alsace and Burgundy has more Grand Crus? 51 in Alsace compared to 33 in Burgundy.