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Since 1626, the Trimbach family has been promoting the history, exceptional terroirs and fine wines of Alsace. Maison Trimbach is located in Ribeauvillé, where today three generations work closely together. Day-to-day operations are handled personally by brothers Pierre and Jean Trimbach, representing the 12th generation. Bernard and Hubert Trimbach, the 11th generation (father and uncle, respectively, to Pierre and Jean) remain integrally involved. Anne, the eldest of the 13th generation, has just joined the family business.

The Trimbachs have a purist vision. Across 12 generations, the family has always produced wines that are structured, long-lived, fruity, elegant and balanced: the celebrated Trimbach style. Bottles remain in the cellar for several years before reaching the marketplace, ensuring the wines are both ready to drink upon release but also hold great aging potential.

Production Area
Country: France
Region: Alsace

Trimbach grows some of its best Pinot Gris grapes in the Osterberg Grand Cru, located in the heart of Alsace, above the winery in Ribeauville. The soil here is stony argilo-calcaire limestone over a base of sandstone. Pinot Gris Reserve Personnelle is made only in exceptionally fine vintages from grapes approaching “late harvest” ripeness.

Grape Varieties
100% Pinot Gris

Vinification
Grapes are picked as late as possible in order to achieve maximum ripeness which, in turn, gives optimum depth of flavor and complexity. The grapes are picked by hand, close to the vendanges tardives “late harvest” level, and pressed gently in a pneumatic press. The juice runs into the cellar by gravity and clarifies naturally prior to fermentation. The juice ferments in stainless steel at controlled temperature for 2-3 weeks. 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. Bottling is done early to preserve freshness and the wines are bottle-aged before release.

Color
Pale gold

Bouquet
A rich and fragrant nose; apricot, ripe pear and mango with a touch of botrytis

Taste
Full-bodied with very ripe fruits in the palate. Very charming, meaty, rich, and good acidity

Alcohol
13%

 

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