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The Lockdown Line-up…Sommelier’s choice.

March 26, 2020

It couldn’t be anything else but a Riesling – the wonderful, versatile and multi-faced white variety. While you can enjoy a Riesling from Germany, Austria, or from the New World – New Zealand and Australia – I chose one from the Alsace. I have selected the one and only Clos Sainte Hune from Trimbach.

It comes from the grand cru vineyard of Rosacker located in Hunawihr. The vines are 60 years old on average, planted on argil limestone, benefitting from southeast exposure. These exquisite wines show fantastic complexity and concentration, and after some time in the bottle, the fantastic mineral character and acidity remains, keeping it very lively and fresh.

Trimbach is one of the oldest and most highly acclaimed wineries in the region dating back to 1626. Today, the 13th generation leads the winery and over the years has modified a unique style to its wines. Clos Sainte Hune is a jewel vineyard with only 1.67 ha planted to vine.

A really terrific wine that you can enjoy any time of the day with some delicacies on the side or not. Every time I open a bottle of this wine, it is a pleasant surprise for me.

Fedon Dernikos

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