A classy and well respected producer from Alsace. Since 1626 Trimbach has built up large vineyard holdings in some of the best sites. Including the much lauded Clos Ste Hune – possibly the best site for Riesling in the entire world.
TWD did an offer on Gris in February 2012 and of all the Alsation Gris I tasted the Trimbach was near the top of the pile. It was also quite popular at our All The Pinots tasting at Mezzo. The wine shows pure perfume, beautiful texture and great balance. A lot of depth, concentration and complexity. Trimbach showed a lot more fruit complexity, perfume and minerality at the core. The mouthfeel was divine and despite its concentration it was very clean and savoury on the finish. Yum! Suited to many styles of food I do have fond memories of a fun night eating chilli crab and Trimbach Pinot Gris. I think the extra age certainly helps make this such an attractive drink.
Pinot Gris/Grigio – Gris and Grigio are in fact the same variety and both names mean grey in French and Italian respectively. Which is somewhat deceptive because the grapes can be almost blue when ripe. The great wines of Alsace and North Eastern Italy are often made from this variety. It is being widely adopted around the world too. AKA Grauburgunder.
Alsace – The French, if not world capital for aromatic white production. Famous for its Pinots Gris and Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Sylvaner and blends of all of the above and more. Textural, aromatically complex and capable of making a huge array of flavours and styles.