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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Trimbach Reserve Personnelle Pinot Gris 1997
Trimbach Reserve Personnelle Pinot Gris 1997
(search item no. 21112)
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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. Beautifully balanced. Aging potential 10 + years.

Delicious with rich dishes. Foi - gras or goose-liver pate, veal sweat breads, duck filets... Excellent wine to be matched with creamy sauces and mushrooms. Great companion to many fish dishes, smoked salmon for instance, Dove Sole, Turbot, Monkfish, Seabass... Great companion to white meats, veal, poultry, chicken...in white wine sauces.

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About Trimbach:

Maison Trimbach began in 1626 when Jean Trimbach settled in Riquewihr and established the family wine trade.

Jean-Frédéric 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-Frédéric and his son, Frédéric-Emile continued the family tradition, and Frédéric-Emile traveled extensively to promote the wines. In 1898 he received the Certificate of Highest Quality at the Brussels International Show. With Frédéric-Emile at the helm, Maison Trimbach began bottling its wines in Alsace rather than selling in bulk, providing a new guarantee of quality and authenticity. The contribution of Frédéric-Emile Trimbach was recognized when the family adopted his initials in the firm's official name: Maison F.E. Trimbach.

Today, the tradition of quality continues with the 11th and 12th generations of the Trimbach family. Hubert and his older brother Bernard, along with Bernard's sons, Pierre and Jean, have continued operations and currently produce approximately 80,000 cases of wines annually. Over one-third of their production is exported to the United States. While one of the smallest of the many producers in Alsace, they are nonetheless the largest, most widely recognized Alsace brand in the United States.