Grand Cru Mandelberg Riesling

Grand Cru Mandelberg Riesling

  • Alsace Grand Cru AOC, 
  • Alsace, 
  • france

Latest Awards

  • 92 points Wine Enthusiast , May 2024
  • 92 points Wine Spectator , February 2024

Since 1626, the Trimbach family have been a reference point for fine Alsace wine. They are also one of the largest owners of Grand Cru vineyards in the region which account for an impressive third of their total production. At every level, their wines embody the celebrated Trimbach style: structured, long-lived, fruit-driven, dry, elegant, and above all balanced. Family is also central to everyday life at Trimbach. Winemaking is expertly managed by 12th-generation Pierre, alongside his nephew Julien.  Pierre’s brother, Jean, and Pierre’s daughter Anne, the eldest of the 13th generation, are global brand ambassadors. In 2023, Trimbach was certified HVE-3 Organic reflecting their dedication to creating the highest-caliber expressions of their terroir.


Grand Cru Mandelberg in Mittelwihr which is situated on an almond tree slope. This south-south-east hill is composed of brown limestone-marl soil and is an early ripening terroir. The vineyard has an altitude of 690 to 755 feet, with the age of the vines averaging 45+ years. The average yield is 40-45 hl/ha. Twenty years after cultivating the vineyard, the family had decided to integrate this Grand Cru in their collection.

Winemaking & Aging

The grapes are selected at maturity then crushed and delicately pressed in a pneumatic press. Vinified in a dry style in stainless steel vats. No malolactic fermentation or long ageing on lees in order to preserve freshness, liveliness and fruity aromas.

Tasting Notes

A highly finessed wine, this has notes of herbal tea and vibrant citrus over a mineral backdrop. A rich, mouth-filling wine with ripe yellow fruit on the palate. Perfectly balanced with tension. Texturally complex finish.


Here’s one for those who think riesling is always a light wine. A rich, mouth-filling and succulent wine that easily has enough freshness to carry the ample body and cornucopia of ripe yellow fruit. Great structure through the long, texturally complex finish. Drink or hold.

James Suckling - December 2020


The 2019 Grand Cru Mandelberg Riesling opens coolish and slightly smoky on the deep and complex nose, although this is a really warm site protected from winds and, thus, one of the earliest vineyards to be harvested at Trimbach every year. Elegant and fruity on the palate, and with noticeable sweetness of 6.5 grams of unfermented sugar, this is an intense yet also very opulent, baroque-styled Riesling with harmony yet possibly a lack of tension for Riesling aficionados. 14.1% stated alcohol. Tasted at the domaine in May 2022. -S.R.

Wine Advocate - March 2023


A well-meshed, complex Riesling, with layers of warm apple, spice and fragrant meadow blossom flavors. Chalky in feel, with density building on the palate, where chamomile, lemon oil and heather elements chime in. Maintains structure and focus, thanks to salty minerality. Drink now through 2028. -K.B.

Wine Spectator - February 2024


A paraffin aroma waft from the glass of this pure, vibrant and finely knit white, underscoring the palate’s raw jujube and cantaloupe fruit, pickled ginger, floral and pink-grapefruit pith flavors. The acidity is the key here, creating a crystalline structure and a fine frame, and leading this to a long finish. Taub Family Selections. —A.Z.

Wine Enthusiast - May 2024


Alsace Grand Cru AOC

grape varieties

100% Riesling



technical details
  • ABV: 14%
  • TA: 4.68 g/L g/l
  • RS: 9 g/L g/l
  • Ph: 3.11
  • Closure: Cork

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