Made with almost all estate grapes, mainly from the Grand Cru Rosacker and the Mulforst lieu-dit in Hunawihr, which Pierre Trimbach
believes should have been classified as Grand Cru.
‘Pale straw-green. Green apple, apricot, chamomile and licorice on the nose, along with a strong herbal nuance and the slightest hint of diesel
fuel. Rich and ripe in the mouth, with sound acidity enlivening the ripe fruit flavors and carrying them through a moderately long finish.’
88 points, Ian d’Agata, Vinous, April 2015.
Grands Vins d’Alsace depuis 1626
With viticultural origins going back to 1626 this family owned estate produces some of the finest wines not only of Alsace,
but indeed the entire world of wine. Around the villages of Ribeauvillé and Hunawihr, the Trimbach family owns 27
hectares of vineyards including 1.67ha of Rosacker Grand cru (which produces the highly famed Clos St Hune Riesling) as
well as parcels of Geisberg and Osterberg (blended to make the equally renowned Riesling Cuvée Frederic Emile). Geisberg
and Osterberg are located on the hill rising up behind the ‘new’ family winery on the edge of Ribeauvillé. The family moved
from their ‘old’ winery in Hunawihr in the 1890’s! Indeed, the label of Clos Sainte Hune depicts the view to the local church
from the old winery in Hunawihr.
Clos Sainte Hune: a unique terroir in Alsace and a stunning record of greatness
The Clos Sainte Hune is a tiny vineyard of 1.67 ha within the Grand Cru Rosacker. It is situated at the foot of the village of
Hunawihr, and is planted with 50-70 year-old vines. What makes this terroir so special? According to Jean Trimbach, it’s all
about the soil, ‘The terroir is on a rather unique soil of limestone and marl, a rare formation for Alsace.’
Clos Sainte Hune has come to epitomize Riesling elegance and finesse. Complex and powerful, yet not heavy, it displays an
ethereal lightness that belies its concentration and indeed its longevity.
‘The incredible track record continues with a superb 2008 which was recently released and which proves one of the
most promising of the last 20 years. These wines are not cheap, however should you ever consider “buying one to
see the myth”, 2008 is the vintage to go for.’ Moselfinewines.com, March 2016