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Trimbach Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc 2009

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The Pinot Blanc is a perfect introduction to Alsace wines. Quick to mature, it is fruity, dry and well balanced with interesting and complex flavors. A versatile wine, suitable for any occaision, it is delicious on its own, as an aperitif, or with a light meal. Ideal for banquets and similar occasions.

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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

Editorial Reviews for Trimbach Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.00 5
03/26/2013

Broad, floral and stony on the nose with some roasted peach or apricot fruit and lots of woodland aromas, all topped with a hint of spice. With lovely balance, this brings bright acidity and a touch of richness to the palate, delivering white pear and mineral flavors early, followed by more floral and peachy notes on the back end. This is quite precise and focused with a snappy, tense quality that drives the moderately long and nicely white peachy aromatic finish. Classic Pinot Blanc. 89pts


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Snooth User: BRUNOHOEPERS
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03/28/2013

2009 Trimbach Pinot Blanc Vin d'Alsace 12.5% $15 Broad, floral and stony on the nose with some roasted peach or apricot fruit and lots of woodland aromas, all topped with a hint of spice. With lovely balance, this brings bright acidity and a touch of richness to the palate, delivering white pear and mineral flavors early, followed by more floral and peachy notes on the back end. This is quite precise and focused with a snappy, tense quality that drives the moderately long and nicely white peachy aromatic finish. Classic Pinot Blanc. 89pts


External Reviews for Trimbach Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

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 Pinot Blanc and Pinot Auxerrois Vinification The grapes are harvested from Trimbach’s own vineyards and about 120 growers with whom the family has long-term relationships. The grapes are harvested in late September/early October and vinified at the Trimbach winery. The two grapes are fermented separately in temperature-controlled stainless steel and concrete vats and do not undergo the secondary malolactic fermentation. The wines are released after two years of cellar aging, when they have a perfect balanced of fruit and acidity. Color Pales straw with green reflections Bouquet Rich and concentrated, with white flower and apricot notes Taste Smooth, medium-bodied with good fruit acidity Alcohol 12.45% Serving Suggestions Delicious with light meals such as salads, poultry, chicken, veal, roast pork, and seafood. The Pinot Blanc has beautiful fruitiness and makes an excellent all-occasion drinking wine.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/06/2012

Pinot Blanc 2010 - 88 points, Wine Spectator/ Clean-cut and fresh, with a subtle salinity to the well-meshed flavors of green pear, lemon zest, almond and spice. Hard to stop sipping.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
08/09/2011

Pinot Blanc 2008 - 87 points, Wine Advocate/ Apple and sweet corn juicily inform the Trimbach 2008 Pinot Blanc, with a saliva-inducing salinity adding to its appeal and no doubt also to its usefulness at table over the next couple of years.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
08/09/2011

Pinot Blanc 2008 - 87 points, International Wine Cellar/ Very pale, green-tinged color. Deeply pitched aromas of dried apricot and stone… An attractive, slightly oily midweight, with firm acidity giving energy to the stone fruit flavors. Dry but not austere, and long on the finish for basic pinot blanc. In a rather elegant style.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
08/09/2011

Pinot Blanc 2007 - 86 points, International Wine Cellar/


External Review
03/29/2013

Since the 1600's, Trimbach Estate has been producing world famous white wines, made to lay down for years. Crisp, clean, delicious wines made for food and for sipping any day of the year.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
08/09/2011

Pinot Blanc 2007 - 85 points, Wine Spectator/ Subtle pear and lemon zest flavors are layered with earth and brine in this more traditionally styled Pinot Blanc. Bright acidity leads to a clean, fresh finish.


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The Pinot Blanc is a perfect introduction to Alsace wines. Quick to mature, it is fruity, dry and well balanced with interesting and complex flavors. A versatile wine, suitable for any occaision, it is delicious on its own, as an aperitif, or with a light meal. Ideal for banquets and similar occasions.

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