Pedigree: Jean-Louis Trapet of the famous Gevrey-Chambertin domain found his counterpart in his wife, Alsatian native Andree. Another bold winemaker who inherited her family's vines in the villages of Beblenheim and Riquewihr, Andree with her husband and children take best advantage of their native terroirs with their trailblazing natural viticulture and biodynamic farming. As in Burgundy, their Alsace vineyards are 100% Demeter certified. Trapet's holdings include some of the top Grand Crus such as Schlossberg, Sporen, Sonnenglanz and Schoenenbourg. They work with multiple varieties including Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Auxerrois and Pinot Noir. Andree's style tends to favor dryer wines with the emphasis on fruit purity, finesse and elegance, to accentuate their excellent terroirs.
Riquewihr is an idyllic village in the Haut-Rhin known primarily for Riesling and Gewurztraminer and is building an enviable reputation for Muscat. Trapet has less than 1 Ha of Riesling in Riquewihr with a south, southeast aspect. The plot has brown, chalky, argillaceous soils on oligocene calcareous clay and compact lias soils. The grapes are hand harvested and fermented using traditional techniques and aged in neutral French oak and concrete eggs for 10 - 12 months.
Color: Star bright yellow, with green flecks.
Nose: Floral hints, a touch of sweetness, tropical fruit and spiciness. Complex, elegant and enticing..
Palate: Focused, taut entry with lovely mid-palate authority and lively, crisp acidity. Notes of citrus, white flowers and angelica are woven around a flinty minerality in a bright acid framework. The dry style facilitates a mouthwatering, lifted finish.
Serving Temperature: 63° F - 67° F
Pair with poached fish sausage, sashimi , sauteed portobello mushrooms and coq au Riesling.