Single-vineyard wines, other than those from Grand Cru sites, are not that common in Alsace, and over the decades Clos Sainte Hune has won a reputation as the finest of them all. Its reputation has gone above and beyond Alsace; many critics and sommeliers regard it as one of the greatest white wines in the world: “the world’s single greatest dry Riesling”; “the Romanee Conti of dry Riesling”; “the Screaming Eagle of dry Riesling”, “the Lafite Rothschild of dry Riesling”.
Considered the jewel in the crown is the Trimbach family, Clos Sainte Hune vineyard is a small vineyard just outside Hunawihr. The calcary soil allows this Riesling to develop a specific aroma and a wonderful concentration of fruits. Dry yet succulent, of phenomenal complexity, this wine develops an extraordinary aftertaste of minerals after a few years in bottle.
Trimbach does not use oak ageing for Clos Sainte Hune in order to retain the wine’s exceptionally concentrated and pure fruitiness & floral bouquet. Bottling is early to preserve freshness. Wines are bottle-aged for minimum 6 years before leaving the winery.
The small annual production of 650 cases on average, makes this wine an extremely rare treasure, much sought after by Riesling lovers and collectors across the globe.
In November, don’t miss out on the opportunity to savour Clos Sainte Hune in our special dinners hosted by Mr. Jean Trimbach himself!
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