The Trimbach winery is located in Ribeauville, west of the Rhine
River in Alsace. The Trimbach family domaine consists of approximately
70 acres of vineyards located primarily in and around some of
the finest grand cru sites of Ribeauville, Hunawihr, and Bergheim.
Classification: The designation "Reserve Personnelle"
is used by the Trimbach family only in finest vintage years. "Reserve
Personnelle" indicates that the wine is made from the best
of the family's own vineyard sites (most of which are designated
Grand Cru), as well as from older vines whose yields have been
limited by a rigorous "green harvest", and from grape
bunches that have been hand selected at optimum ripeness to produce
a rich, concentrated wine of substantial aging potential.
Variety/Vineyard Site: 100% Pinot
Gris, from the Grand Cru Osterberg and from the adjacent
Lieu-dit of Trottacker above the Trimbach winery in Ribeauville.
The soils are quite rich in clay and minerals with substantial
and aging: After the grapes are gently pressed, the
must is allowed to settle to remove any impurities. Fermentation
is in stainless steel tanks at approximately 20 degrees Celsius.
The Trimbach family inhibit the malolactic fermentation, thus
preserving the grapes' fresh natural acidity and fruit character,
as well as the aging potential of the wines.
Since 1626 the Trimbach family has been dedicated to
the production of high quality Alsace wines from the traditional
noble grape varieties of Alsace. Currently, the 11th and 12th
generations of the Trimbach family oversee all aspects of the
domain's operation, with Bernard and his oldest son Pierre managing
the vineyards and winemaking, while Hubert and Bernard's younger
son, Jean, travel the world to promote the wines. Although a
boutique winery in production, Trimbach is the most enjoyed
brand of Alsace wine in the United States.
The Trimbach style of wine is one of finesse, elegance,
and superb concentration, preserving the vibrant natural acidity
and characteristic fruit flavors of the individual varietal
as well as the aging potential of great wine.
Excellent with all fish but especially salmon, Pinot Gris
is also a superb accompaniment to chicken, veal, Foie Gras and