One of the most remarkable of Alsace grape varieties which combines a full-bodied, heady but dry fruitiness.
- FRA - Alsace
While the Trimbach 2007 Pinot Gris Reserve (largely from purchased fruit) harbors seven grams of residual sugar (high for this address), its Riesling-like acidity and extract render it dry-tasting. Scents of white truffle; candied lime and orange peel; and peach could also be those of a Riesling. Firm, polished, and palpably full of stuffing, yet succulent and downright refreshing in a way Alsace Pinot Gris seldom is, this brings varietally recognizable smoke and lip-smacking saline savor in its finish. As a classic (read: “old-fashioned, dry-tasting”) Alsace Pinot Gris that should drink well for at least 8-10 years, this represents an exceptional value … and if you consider the price of white truffles, it’s a steal!
”The yeasts were very efficient in 2007,” notes Jean Trimbach, pointing to a collection of wines several of which are below one gram in residual sugar. The grapes and people did good work, too: I cannot recall a collection at this address that was more consistently fine. Only three special bottlings were essayed by Trimbach in 2006, all Riesling, of which the Frederic Emile and Clos Ste. Hune are among the high points of this vintage in Alsace. Rating 91 - Drink to 2020 - David Schildknecht, eRobertParker.com (APR/2010)
Winery Tasting Notes
Its generous personality and its hint of smokiness make it the perfect accompaniment for a wide variety of gastronomic dishes.
Terrines, fish in sauce, smoked or raw, white meats, veal sweetbreads, mushrooms, well-seasoned and aromatic dishes, Asian cuisine…
5 to 10 years