Trimbach Gewurztraminer 2008

Gewurztraminer from Alsace, France

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Item No. 111659
  • white wine
  • RP88
  • WS88
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2008 Gewurztraminer has a gold color with a perfumed nose of lychee fruits and spices. The wine is rich, intense, luscious and the finish is dry and spicy.

It's textbook Gewurztraminer from Alsace, with a great balance that will age easily 5 years and more. This Gewurztraminer should be drunk with spicy foods from all around the world; from Chinese cuisine to Indian curries, from sushies to fusion cuisine. Also drink with strong cheeses, like Munster cheese or Epoisse and Livarot, or blue cheeses like Roquefort, Fourme d'Ambert and Stilton.

Critical Acclaim

"Dry and tangy, with white peach, tangerine and spice notes. There's good snap from the firm acidity, with a modest, floral finish. Drink now. 13,000 cases made."
88 Points

"Scents of pea tendril, celeriac, and rose petal on the nose of Trimbach's 2008 Gewurztraminer billow across a juicy, and for its cepage surprisingly buoyant and refreshing palate. A lick of salt adds to the stimulation of the finish. If only there were a dozen or more Alsace Gewurztraminer like this delightfully dry and distinctively delicious, a critical mass might be reached for driving home the message of this genre's potential versatility. Plan on enjoying this exemplar over the next 3-4 years."
88 Points

Learn About Trimbach Map ItMap It

Maison Trimbach began in 1626 when Jean Trimbach settled in Riquewihr and established the family wine trade. Jean-Frederic Trimbach, born in 1811, was appointed Gourmet of Hunawihr, a position designed to protect the quality of wine exports. He transferred the Maison Trimbach business to Hunawihr, where he served as mayor for many years. Jean-Frederic and his son, Frederic-Emile...

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Learn About Alsace

Seventy miles long and two miles wide, Alsace is a beautiful, picturesque region situated along the border of France and Germany, nestled between the Voges Mountains and the Rhine River. These landmarks give Alsace an ideal climate for the white grapes that have become the mainstays of the region. Pinot Noir is also grown, with plantings of the grape increasing with consumer...

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Learn About Gewurztraminer

Gewurztraminer (Guh-WERTZ-trah-meen-ehr) Spice is Nice If you've ever smelled a lychee, you'll probably recognize a wine made from Gewurztraminer. Gewurz, the german term for spice, adequately describes the aromas and flavors that permeate wines made from the grape. Mostly grown in Alsace and Germany's Pfalz region, Gewurztraminer is not the easiest...

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