Color - Bright, pale gold
Bouquet - Juicy peaches and ripe pear
Taste - Full-bodied with ripe smoky tropical fruit flavors and a long nutty finish.
Vinous 88 points - Bright straw. Precise aromas of fresh apple and pear, even strawberry, on the enticing nose. Then lively and clean in the mouth, with a smooth texture and deep flavors of pear and apple compote. Lovely entry-level pinot gris, persistent and very food-flexible. From 90% bought grapes from all over the Haut-Rhin, with a good amount from Rouffach, Westhalten, Soultzmatt and Pfaffenheim.
Wine Advocate 89 points - The Trimbach’s 2011 Pinot Gris Reserve displays a typically subtle integration of noble fungus and smoked meat into scents - and then a juicy, subtly oily matrix - of ripe peach. Piquant nutty and peach kernel elements are integrated with similar discretion in a lingering finish. This ought to as usual serve as an excellent, versatile estate calling-card in the U.S. market, where it has only just appeared in early 2014. Expect its high performance to continue through at least 2020 (the 2007 is drinking beautifully in mind-2014). (Aug 2014)
"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."
|Wine maker notes
|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.
|100% Pinot Gris
|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.