Color - Pale gold
Bouquet - 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
Wine Advocate 93 points - Between myself and a couple of Trimbachs, the consensus is that their 2011 Pinot Gris Reserve Personnelle marries characteristics of its 2000 and 2008 counterparts, and that is a an impressive credential. (I can’t wait to get my hands on the about-to-be-released 2008.) Truffled foie gras in the glass mingles with intimations of peach and citrus in anticipation of precisely the mingling of decadent richness and lusciously bright fruit that follows on a firm but polished palate. Juicy pear and subtly smoky, bitter-sweet nut oils add allure to a long, interactively complex finish. Look for this beauty - when we can finally purchase it in another three years - to perform superbly through at least 2025.
Wine Spectator 93 points - Beautifully balanced, this rich white features a finely knit, elegant frame, with racy acidity and abundant smoke-laced minerally character, supporting the flavors of glazed nectarine, pine forest, chamomile, sliced almond and lemon curd. Offers a long, aromatic finish. Drink now through 2030.
(Nov 15 2015)
Vinous 90 points - Bright yellow. A deep cinnamon note complements delicate aromas of candied apple and flowers. Quite large-scaled pinot gris, in fact almost a blockbuster by Trimbach standards. Finishes very long and pretty.
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.
|Wine maker notes
|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.
|100% Pinot Gris
|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.