James Suckling 92 points – A very elegant dry pinot gris with a delicate floral-honey nose. Rich yet polished on the palate. A clean and long finish. An excellent wine for sophisticated French cuisine. Drink or hold..May/2018
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.
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.
Excellent wine to be matched with creamy sauces and mushrooms. Great with seafood and white meats, veal, poultry, and chicken in white wine sauces. Pinot Gris is one of the few wines able to perfectly match fusion cuisine and Asian flavors.