Gewurztraminer Vendages Tardives

Gewurztraminer Vendages Tardives

  • Alsace AOC, 
  • Alsace, 
  • france

Latest Awards

  • 93 points Year's Best Alsatian Wines Wine & Spirits , August 2020
  • 95 points Wine Advocate , June 2017

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.


Grapes are sourced from Grand Cru Osterberg in Ribeauville and very old vines planted at the Muelforst site in Hunawihr. The well-drained vineyards, facing South, contain argilo-cacaire soils over a deep limestone base, excellent for growing Gewurztraminer. The yield is only 25 hl/ha.

Winemaking & Aging

From a selection of late-harvest grapes. Fermented in stainless steel, with no malolactic fermentation to preserve natural fruit acidity, followed by three months ageing before and estate bottling. Bottles remain in the cellar for several years before release, ensuring the wines are both ready to drink but also hold great ageing potential–20 years or more.

Tasting Notes

Medium gold with aromas of quince preserves, caramelized Mirabelle and lychee. Sweet, succulent, full-bodied and elegant.


The intensely citrus-colored 2014 Gewurztraminer Vendanges Tardives opens with an intense, clear and concentrated nose of rose petals, spices and lemon confit. Concentrated, very piquant and stimulating, this is a sweet, dense and concentrated, but piquant, Gewurz with a gorgeous tannin grip. Picked at 18.6% potential alcohol and bottled with roughly 13% alcohol, plus 72 grams of residual sugar, the 2015 is only in 375 ml bottles.-S.R.

Wine Advocate - June 2017

Year's Best Alsatian Wines

A luscious, ethereal take on apricot preserves, this is gracious in its honeyed sweetness, and complex in its cool layers of lemon and orange acidity. It will add depth to a savory apricot tart. – J.G.

Wine & Spirits - August 2020


Lovely, full, sweet, silky and sophisticated with ripe peach & apricot, honey, honeysuckle & brown sugar. Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis

Planet Grape - September 2016


Bright medium yellow. Knockout pure aromas of grapefruit, lemon oil, orange blossom, cinnamon and lichee are complicated by enticing notes of lemony, smoky botrytis. Wonderfully dense and vibrant in the mouth, offering strong flavors of ripe grapefruit, canned peach, marzipan and white flowers. Highly complex, chewy wine with a very pure, long finish featuring orange marmalade and lemon oil nuances. Made from a single parcel of roughly 50-year-old vines on the Mulforst, a site characterized by fairly rich, heavy Keuper marl soil. - I.D.

Vinous - February 2016


A wine with dried apple, mango and spice character. Hints of dust and concrete too. Full-bodied and off dry with plenty flavor at the finish. - J.S.

James Suckling - September 2015


A lightly sweet version, with candied blood orange and pink grapefruit granita notes accenting the guava and smoke flavors. Light-footed and finely balanced, delivering a tangy, petrol-tinged finish. A fine effort for the vintage and grape variety. Drink now through 2021. - A.N.

Wine Spectator - October 2016


Alsace AOC

grape varieties

100% Gewurztraminer


750ml, 375ml

technical details
  • ABV: 13%
  • Closure: Cork

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