Earning a listing for one of your wines at a Michelin-starred restaurant is a proud moment – so what must it be like to be featured by every single three Michelin-starred restaurant in France (that's 27 in total)?
It's an accolade that reflects the historic excellence and purist vision of F. E. Trimbach, unquestionably one of the great names of Alsace and a family business that can trace its origins all the way back to 1626.
Thirteen generations later, the Trimbachs of 2014 – brothers Bernard and Hubert, plus Bernard's sons, Pierre and Jean, and granddaughter Anne – remain true to the philosophy handed down to them by their 19th century ancestor, Frederic Emile (the man who put the 'F.E.' into F.E.Trimbach).
In stylistic terms, that means wines that are typically made to a bone-dry template, strong on structure, longevity and fruit, with unparalleled elegance, balance and food-friendly versatility.
From the zesty freshness of Trimbach Pinot Blanc to the rich opulence of Clos Sainte Hune Riesling – one of the region's greatest wines – Trimbach offers a pure reflection of the sun-warmed, limestone-dominated vineyards surrounding Ribeauville, the medieval town that has been the family's home for nearly a century.