Trimbach Pinot Gris Alsace Réserve 2010

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One of the most remarkable of Alsace grape varieties which combines a full-bodied, heady but dry fruitiness. Its generous personality and its hint of smokiness make it the perfect accompaniment for a wide variety of gastronomic dishes. Pair with terrines, fish in sauce, smoked or raw, white meats, veal sweetbreads, mushrooms, well-seasoned and aromatic dishes, Asian cuisine...

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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

External Reviews for Trimbach Pinot Gris Alsace Réserve

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
12/07/2011

Pinot Gris Reserve 2008 - 92 points, Wine Spectator/ This lithe white is framed by snappy acidity and a streak of minerality, focusing the subtle weave of green pear, apple, white peach and fleur de sel flavors, with quiet hints of wax and nut. Shows fine balance throughout, with a pleasant face-off on the finish between the salty mineral character and juicy fruit notes.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/02/2011

Pinot Gris 2005 - 97 points, Wine Spectator/ Focused and tightly knit, weaving racy acidity with flavors of dried papaya, macerated peach, briny mineral and fresh forest.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/02/2011

Pinot Gris Reserve 2008 - 92 points, Wine Spectator/ Snappy acidity and a mineral streak focus the green pear, apple, white peach and fleur de sel flavors in this lithe wine.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

The Trimbach 2005 Pinot Gris Reserve smells of peaches, brown spices, smoked meat, and musk. Creamy on the palate, yet juicy and refreshing, with striking clarity of ripe peach and musk melon supporte


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 100% Pinot Gris Vinification The grapes are selected by Pierre and Jean Trimbach from the Trimbachs’ own vineyards and from growers with whom the family has long term relationships, and usually picked during the first week of October. The Pinot Gris is vinified to complete dryness and is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel and concrete vats. The wine is not oak-aged, as the Trimbachs believe that wood adds nothing to their wines, the salient characteristics of which are extreme purity and concentrated fruit. Color Bright, pale gold Bouquet Juicy peaches and ripe pear Taste Full-bodied with ripe smoky tropical fruit flavors and a long nutty finish. Alcohol 13.35% Serving Suggestions Served well chilled, a good choice for appetizers, fish and shellfish, poultry and other white meats, and many lighter pastas. It also makes a great aperitif.



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One of the most remarkable of Alsace grape varieties which combines a full-bodied, heady but dry fruitiness. Its generous personality and its hint of smokiness make it the perfect accompaniment for a wide variety of gastronomic dishes. Pair with terrines, fish in sauce, smoked or raw, white meats, veal sweetbreads, mushrooms, well-seasoned and aromatic dishes, Asian cuisine...

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