2017 Pinot Gris, Réserve Personnelle, Trimbach, Alsace

2017 Pinot Gris, Réserve Personnelle, Trimbach, Alsace

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2017 Pinot Gris, Réserve Personnelle, Trimbach, Alsace

Description

Notes of ripe peach, with a menthol lift on the nose, beguiling and intriguing. Rich and palate-filling in the mouth, notes of peach and spice, tempered by a bitter almond edge make this a fascinating wine. Good weight and nicely balanced acidity keeping it all in check on the long, broad finish. Very impressive now, this also has the capacity to age very well. Drink 2022-2035.
Chris Pollington, Private Account Manager (July 2020)
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Ian D'Agata93+/100
Ian D'Agata93+/100
Good full yellow. Aromas and flavors of ripe citrus fruit, wet underbrush, sweet spices and earth tones. Enters oily and round, showing outstanding depth to the baked apple and cinnamon flavors. Finishes long, fresh and very clean, displaying delightful acid-fruit balance. A very pretty, vibrant wine. Always a considerable step up from the Pinot Gris Reserve (but then again, there are only 20,000 bottles of this wine made, compared to the 200,000 of the Réserve, so a cut-and-dried comparison is a little unfair). Made only with estate-grown grapes, including fruit from three sites in the Osterberg Grand Cru (which explains this wine’s acidity).
Ian d’Agata, vinous.com (December 2015) Read more

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Trimbach

Trimbach

The House of Trimbach was established in 1626 and is now being run by the 12th generation of the family, Pierre and Jean. The family supervises all operations from planting and vinification to selection and bottling, giving them 100% control over production.

If Zind Humbrecht produces wines of extravagant power at one end of the spectrum of excellence within Alsace wine making, then Trimbach definitely stands at the other extreme – “Restraint” is the watchword. The Trimbach style is paraphrased perfectly by Hubert Trimbach and the family itself – “Concentrated not heavy; fruity, not sweet; bracing rather than fat; polite rather than voluptuous".

Trimbach wines are reserved, steely, elegant, even aristocratic; never obvious or flashy. "We are Protestants. Our wines have the Protestant style – vigour, firmness, a beautiful acidity, lovely freshness. Purity and cleanness, that’s Trimbach.” For those weary of the copious residual sugar found in so many of the contemporary Alsace wines, Trimbach’s are a refuge.

The jewel in the crown is the family's Clos Ste-Hune vineyard, a small vineyard just outside Hunawihr. Family-owned for over 200 years, it is widely regarded as one of the best expressions of Alsace Riesling.Trimbach has launched their first-ever terroir named wine with the 2009 Riesling Grand Cru Geisberg, 2.6 ha plot on the Geisberg have always been part of the famous Cuvée Frédéric Emile. A second Grand Cru may be in the pipeline as, in 2012 the Trimbach family purchased a plot in the Kientzheim Grand Cru Schlossberg.

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Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio

A first class grape variety grown in Alsace, where it is known as Tokay Pinot Gris, and in Italy, where it is called Pinot Grigio. In Alsace it is best suited to the deep, clay rich soils found in the north of the region where it produces richly honeyed, dry whites as well as superb sweet late harvest wines. At its best it combines the heady perfume and rich aroma of Gewürztraminer with the acidity one associates with Riesling. It ages very well, developing rich buttery characteristics.

In Northern Italy Pinot Grigio produces many thin undistinguished dry whites. However it comes into its own in Friuli-Venezia and the Alto Adige, where leading producers such as Alvaro Pecorari of Lis Neris produce marvellously rounded, elegant, and mineral laden examples. Pinot Gris is now grown with notable success in Oregon in the USA and in New Zealand.

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