PINOT GRIS VENDANGES TARDIVES

Trimbach

APPELLATION

Alsace Contrôlée

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Pinot Gris

WINEMAKERS

Pierre Trimbach

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol
13.9%

2009

89POINTS

Wine Advocate
MAY 2011
2008

93POINTS

Wine Advocate
MAY 2011
BACKGROUND

The Trimbach’s have a purist vision. For three centuries and across 13 generations, the family has produced wines that are structured, longlived, fruity, elegant and balanced: the celebrated Trimbach style. The family personally looks after each operation, from planting to harvests and from vinification to bottling. The viticultural origin of the Trimbach family dates back to 1626, when Jean Trimbach, was recognized as a citizen of Riquewihr. From then on, the Trimbach’s were renowned for their wine-growing. Maison Trimbach’s vineyards are all situated around Ribeauville (Ribeauville, Hunawihr, Bergheim, Rorschwihr, Riquewihr and Mittlewihr). They benefit from the unique Alsatian microclimate, thanks to the Vosges Mountains protection, which preserves the plain from the rain. The vineyards were planted on the Ribeauville’s fault line that fractured 50 million years ago between the Vosges Mountain range and the Black Forest offering a mosaic of terroirs including the complex calcareous limestone and bio-degraded seashell fossils called “Muschelkalk.”

WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES

Grapes for Vendanges Tardives are left on the vine until they begin to dehydrate, allowing the sugars and phenolic compounds to concentrate. Sourced from the Ribeauville Grands Crus of Kirschberg and Osterberg, located above the Trimbach winery. Fermented in stainless steel, with no malolactic fermentation to preserve natural fruit acidity, followed by three months ageing before and estate bottling. Bottles remain in the cellar for several years before release, ensuring the wines are both ready to drink but also hold great ageing potential,10–15 years or more.

TASTING NOTES

Golden yellow with aromas of honey, apricot, toast, spices, vanilla, marzipan and butter. Aromatic components carry through to the palate, which finishes with strong fruit flavors and excellent grip. Delicious paired with foie gras, pork and fruit-based desserts. Also a wonderful accompaniment to blue or strong cheeses.

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Trimbach Portfolio

CLOS STE HUNE RIESLING
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GRAND CRU GEISBERG - VIGNOBLE DU COUVENT DE RIBEAUVILLÉ RIESLING
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GRAND CRU SCHLOSSBERG RIESLING
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“CUVÉE FRÉDÉRIC ÉMILE” RIESLING
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“RÉSERVE PERSONNELLE” PINOT GRIS
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“RÉSERVE PERSONNELLE” PINOT NOIR
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“CUVÉE DES SEIGNEURS DE RIBEAUPIERRE” GEWURZTRAMINER
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PINOT GRIS VENDANGES TARDIVES
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GEWURZTRAMINER VENDANGES TARDIVES
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GEWURZTRAMINER SÉLECTION DE GRAINS NOBLES “HORS CHOIX”
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PINOT GRIS SÉLECTION DE GRAINS NOBLES
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RIESLING “SÉLECTION DE VIEILLES VIGNES”
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“RÉSERVE” PINOT GRIS
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“RÉSERVE” PINOT NOIR
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“RÉSERVE” RIESLING
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“RÉSERVE - DRY” MUSCAT
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“CLASSIC” GEWURZTRAMINER
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“CLASSIC” PINOT BLANC
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“CLASSIC” RIESLING
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KIRSCH “GRANDE RÉSERVE” CHERRY BRANDY
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POIRE WILLIAM “GRANDE RÉSERVE” WILLIAM PEAR BRANDY
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MIRABELLE “GRANDE RÉSERVE” PLUM BRANDY
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FRAMBOISE “GRANDE RÉSERVE” RASPBERRY BRANDY
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LIQUEUR DE FRAMBOISE, RASPBERRY LIQUEUR
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LIQUEUR DE POIRE, PEAR LIQUEUR
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