Trimbach Pinot Gris Hommage 1996

Pinot Gris/Grigio from Alsace, France

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Item No. 13147
  • white wine
  • RP92

Winemaker's Notes

This Pinot Gris was produced in honor of Georgette Trimbach, the esteemed matriarch of the Trimbach family, grandmother to Hubert and Bernard. Only 750 cases of this wine were produced from the oldest vines on the Trimbach estate.

1996 was a great vintage in Alsace and Pierre Trimbach produced fantastic Pinot Gris, perhaps the best ever produced, which will age easily another 10-15 years. The grapes were picked as late as possible in order to achieve maximum ripeness which, in turn, gives optimum depth of flavor and complexity.

Rich and fragrant nose, apricot and touch of botrytis. Very ripe fruits in the palate, creamy texture, full-bodied. Very charming, meaty, extract rich, good acidity. The Pinot Gris was extremely fine in 1996. Beautifully balanced.

Delicious with rich dishes, such as foie-gras or goose-liver paté, veal sweetbreads, and duck filets. Excellent wine to be matched with creamy sauces and mushrooms. Great companion to many fish dishes, smoked salmon for instance, Dover Sole, Turbot, Monkfish, and Sea bass. Great companion to white meats, veal, poultry, or chicken, especially in white wine sauces.

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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 Pinot Gris/Grigio

Pinot Gris/Grigio(PEE-noh gree/GREE-jee-oh) While Pinot Grigio is in fact the same grape as Pinot Gris (just the Italian take on it), the differences of wine they create can be immense. Pinot Gris' most popular and successful region is Alsace, France, an area of the country that actually puts the name of the grape on the label. Pinot Grigio is the Italian version of the grape,...

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