Color - Bright, pale gold
Bouquet - Juicy peaches and ripe pear
Taste - Full-bodied with ripe smoky tropical fruit flavors and a long nutty finish.
Wine Spectator 90 points - An elegant white, with a frame of firm acidity that is well-meshed with a layer of smoky minerality and flavors of dried apricot, toasted almond, lemon curd and herb. Drink now through 2020. 4,000 cases imported.
(Dec 31 2014)
James Suckling 90 points - Aromas of aniseed and yellow peach follow through to a full body, round texture and a fruity finish. Lightly sweet. Pretty balance. Delicious finish. Crowd pleaser. Drink or hold.
"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.