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Wineomart USD 25.29 375ml

Trimbach Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive 2011

Member Review by mikespeer:

flowery aromas on the nose....full bodied yet real smooth, flavors of melon dominate on the palatte....great finish.

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Trimbach:
Established in 1626, the Trimbach family has a wine-making history stretching back almost 400 years. It was not until the late 19th century, however, under the leadership of Frédéric-Emile Trimbach, that the business began to expand. Success came when he exhibited the wines at an international fair in Brussels in 1898, to much acclaim. Since the days of Frédéric-E... Read more
Established in 1626, the Trimbach family has a wine-making history stretching back almost 400 years. It was not until the late 19th century, however, under the leadership of Frédéric-Emile Trimbach, that the business began to expand. Success came when he exhibited the wines at an international fair in Brussels in 1898, to much acclaim. Since the days of Frédéric-Emile the house of Trimbach has remained a family run business, based in Ribeauvillé. Today, Jean and Pierre Trimbach are in charge of the winery. The Trimbach family currently own vineyards scattered across three villages, with an emphasis on planting Riesling and Gewurztraminer, and the style associated with the house is one of dry structure and flavorsome with firm acidity where appropriate. Trimbach are not particularly known for their red wines, but they do produce a basic Pinot Noir as well as a Reserve Personelle, as well as basic cuvées of many of the typical Alsatian varieties, including Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Blanc and Sylvaner. Trimbach produce both late harvest wines of Alsace, the Selection de Grains Nobles and Vendanges Tardives wines, made from Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris or Muscat. These make a departure from the classic Trimbach style as they naturally exhibit residual sugar and possibly also characteristics of noble rot, but they still have the necessary acidity to maintain balance and freshness. Read less

Member Reviews for Trimbach Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive

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Snooth User: mikespeer
10741941,196
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 01/31/2013

flowery aromas on the nose....full bodied yet real smooth, flavors of melon dominate on the palatte....great finish.


Snooth User: smuratore
866360590
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 10/17/2015

Four glasses


Snooth User: cfree220
51041169
2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 08/08/2011

This wine is quite dry. Melon, honeysuckle (?), and a hint of fennel on the nose. Zesty attack. Medium bodied and somewhat viscous. Decent length, with spice, oak, and soap on the finish. Goes well with spicy dishes, such as curry.


Snooth User: mnotani
626123157
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 01/02/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: berceaudunil
3481716
4.50 5
Vintage: 1990 11/15/2007

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Trimbach Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive

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Source: Palm Bay International
11/14/2013

Since 1626, the Trimbach family has been promoting the history, exceptional terroirs and fine wines of Alsace. Maison Trimbach is located in Ribeauvillé, where today three generations work closely together. Day-to-day operations are handled personally by brothers Pierre and Jean Trimbach, representing the 12th generation. Bernard and Hubert Trimbach, the 11th generation (father and uncle, respectively, to Pierre and Jean) remain integrally involved. Anne, the eldest of the 13th generation, has just joined the family business. The Trimbachs have a purist vision. Across 12 generations, the family has always produced wines that are structured, long-lived, fruity, elegant and balanced: the celebrated Trimbach style. Bottles remain in the cellar for several years before reaching the marketplace, ensuring the wines are both ready to drink upon release but also hold great aging potential. Production Area Alsace, France Grape Varieties 100% Gewurztraminer Vinification Gewurztraminer Vendanges Tardives wines are exceptional wines produced under strict French AOC regulation. Grapes for Vendanges Tardives (late harvest) wines are left to hang on the vine until they begin to dehydrate, allowing the sugars and phenolics compounds to concentrate. Fruit for Trimbach Vendanges Tardives are sourced from Grand Cru Osterberg in Ribeauvillé and very old vines planted at the site Muelforst in Hunawihr. The well-drained vineyards, facing south, contain argilo-cacaire soils over a deep limestone base, excellent for growing Gewürztraminer. Average yield is only 25 hl/ha. Temperature controlled stainless steel fermentation, inhibited malolactic fermentation to preserve natural fruit acidity, followed by 3 months aging before bottling. Color Medium gold Bouquet Quince preserves, carmelized mirabelle, and lychee Taste Sweet, succulent, full-bodied and elegant Alcohol 13.8% Serving Suggestions Outstanding paired with foie gras, pork, and fruit-based desserts. Also a phenomenal accompaniment to authentic Munster cheese.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 08/28/2010

Classic Alsatian Gewürztraminer: dry, elegant, and mineral, with fine floral aromas. A very nice bottle, and an excellent introduction to one of the most delicious and distinctive grape varieties there is.



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