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F. E. Trimbach Gewurztraminer

F. E. Trimbach


Location: Alsace, France (Appellation Alsace Controlée)
The Trimbach winery is located in the town of Ribeauvillé. Trimbach owns 70 acres in Ribeauvillé, Hunawihr, and Bergheim. Total production is about 100,000 cases.
Grape Variety: 100% Gewürztraminer
History: 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. Pierre Trimbach's winemaking is very professional and results in bone dry and richly fruity wines. Although a boutique winery in production, Trimbach is the most enjoyed brand of Alsace wine in the United States.
Vinification and aging: The wine is vinified to complete dryness - no residual sugar. Fermented in stainless steel vats with no oak aging. Bottling is early to preserve freshness, and wines are then bottle aged before leaving the winery.

Style: Concentrated aromas and complexity in the nose. Its fragrance is like a bouquet of flowers, with a touch of spiciness. It has a crisp dry finish, and a good balance of acidity that keeps it fresh for a number of years.

Food: An ideal aperitif, it is also great with smoked fishes such as salmon. Goes well with turkey, Oriental, Indian and Cajun cuisine as well as strong cheeses.