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Trimbach Riesling 2010

by Nannette Eaton on August 14, 2013

“I like the light that comes off metal shutters at siesta time in the summer, having a break from driving in the shops at motorway services, the odour of petrol at petrol stations, rolling down little slopes. I hate it when you tread in a puddle and the water soaks your socks.” — Audrey Tautou


Trimbach Riesling is a great wine at any price. In the United States the actual retail varies wiidely – from $13 to $23 USD. Wine Harlots would buy it at $23, and if you can find it at the lower price-point, stock up!

The bottle lasted three days – and the may have even more longevity if I wasn’t so heavy-handed with the sample pours. On the first day it was citrus, spice and gasoline. Yes, gasoline. When you see tasting notes that say “petrol” this is what they are tasting. Eric Asimov of the New York Times exhorts American wine writers to stop using the word, because when was the last time you said, “I need to put petrol in the car?” And the gas component in the wine was delicious. On day two and three the gasoline had evaporated, leaving a glass of citrus and stone fruit.

What to nosh with the Trimbach Riesling? The perfect pairing is a French Onion Tart. The music match is “Gasoline” from the Sheryl Crow album Detours.

Details: 12.5%. Cork closure. Appellation: Alsace. Grape: Riesling. Suggested retail: $18 USD. Importer: Palm Bay International. This was a media sample for editorial consideration provided by Wines of Alsace.

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