Trimbach Gewurztraminer 2011
Gewurztraminer from Alsace, France
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
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
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%.
Bright pale gold. Cinnamon, nutmeg, lychee and rose petals. Rich, intense, luscious and well balanced with a dry, spicy finish.
"A dry, light-bodied style, this offers a streak of minerality underscoring the flavors of melon, guava, Thai basil and ground white pepper. Sleek and clean-cut, with a fresh finish."
Fruity & Smooth
Ham, Dried Fish, Sardines, Manchego or dry Jack
I'm a fan of dry Gewurz from Alsace. Most are off-dry to outright sweet; that's fine but it's not wHat I'm looking for. This one is pretty nice, just off-dry, fragrant (of course) and well balanced and a fair price. It isn't the full-bodied, oily, mouth-filling monster I'm looking for but it is Gewurztraminer without a lot of sweetness. Just right for charcuterie, dry cheeses or strongly flavored pork dishes.
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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 Gewurztraminer
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
and Germany's Pfalz region, Gewurztraminer is not the easiest...
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