We recently had the pleasure of welcoming Jean Trimback for lunch and a tasting of his wines at the Salusbury Pub. Trimback have been producing wines in Alsace (far eastern France) since 1626, with ownership and winemaking always passed down within the family. Now, still family owned Jeans brother is leading the winemaking, making consistent, always precise, value for money wines. Riesling is the raison d'être here but we also tried their great Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc and Gewürztraminer in the line up.
Also present was Rowley Leigh, a legendary chef who shaped modern British food as we know it now (watch this space for a collaboration with him in the future!)
The wine of the day was the incredible cuvee Frederic Emili 1998. Made from two grans crus Geisberg and Osterberg, two terriors with very different characteristics that combine to give this wine its balance, richness and linerality, completely open with wonderful apricot and peach that was enveloped and kept in check by wonderful acidity and focus.
In the shop we are now stocking the Frederic Emili in half bottles (current vintage, no 1998 guys sorry!) the Riesling Reserve in half bottles (Riesling for every day slurping) and coming soon the cuvee vieilles vignes.