2018 Pinot Gris, Réserve Personnelle, Trimbach, Alsace

2018 Pinot Gris, Réserve Personnelle, Trimbach, Alsace

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2018 Pinot Gris, Réserve Personnelle, Trimbach, Alsace

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Produced from fruit around the Grand Cru of Osterberg, the Pinot Gris Reserve Personelle derives its vibrant energy from its brilliant limestone terroir. Displaying ripe stonefruit and acacia aromas, the palate transcends any initial thoughts with a cut-lime acidity and magnificent structure. Subtle spices play on the palate, mingling with white peaches, with a rolling juicy freshness which packs a punch. A touch saline on the long and graceful finish, there’s some serious stuffing in this which will unravel given time.

Drink 2024 - 2036

Chris Lamb, Senior Account Manager, Berry Bros. & Rudd (April 2022)

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Wine Enthusiast94/100

Flinty reduction hovers on the nose of this wine like a promise of longevity. On the palate, residual carbon dioxide heightens freshness before ripe, yellow pear takes over. This wine is juicy and bold, with a lovely tone of saffron spice edged with a hint of zestiness. Despite its energy and power, the wine remains taut and linear. The textured midpalate maximizes the sense of drive on the dry finish.

Drink now to 2040

Anne Krebiehl MW, Wine Enthusiast (October 2020)

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About this WINE



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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Riesling  AOC Alsace

Riesling AOC Alsace

Riesling is the undisputed king of Alsace grapes, covering 22.5 percent of the vineyard area and producing some of the noblest and most age-worthy wines in the region, including Vendange Tardive, Sélection de Grains Nobles, and Grands Crus.

Dry, refined, and delicately fruity, it has an elegant bouquet of citrus fruit with mineral or floral notes. A typical mature Alsace Riesling is bone dry, with steely acidity and complex mineral and flint aromas. Like its German counterpart, it displays a superb definition of flavours, but with more concentration and alcohol.

It thrives on schist, shale and slate soils that convey oily, petrolly, mineral aromas to the wine.

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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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