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2000 TRIMBACH PINOT GRIS 'VENDANGES TARDIVES' 750ML
2000 TRIMBACH PINOT GRIS 'VENDANGES TARDIVES' 750ML
 
Bottle Price $53.99
Year 2000
Size 750ML
Color White
Varietal Pinot Gris
Country France

Product Code: 2814748
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RATINGS: 92pts Wine Advocate; 92pts Wine Enthusiast; 92pts Vinous; 91pts Wine Spectator

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

Jean Frdric 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 Frdric and his son, Frdric Emile continued the family tradition, and Frdric Emile traveled extensively to promote the wines. In 1898 he received the Certificate of Highest Quality at the Brussels International Show. With Frdric 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 Frdric 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.

Tasting Notes: Wine Spectator 91 points- Big, broad and caramel tinged, this is soft, but not heavy. Dried apricot and pear pick up a citrus peel note on the finish. Lacks a little liveliness, but will work well with fruit tarts and cheeses. Drink now through 2015. BS.October/2006

Wine Enthusiast 92 points- Toast and botrytis aromas come through on this beautifully crafted wine. There is acidity balancing the ripeness. This sophisticated, elegant wine has as much sweetness as fruit. The finish is fresh and crisp. Imported by Diageo Chateau & Estates..February/2006

Vinous 92 points- Pale medium gold color. Fruit driven aromas of marmalade and honey. Dense, fat and sweet, with intense apricot and spice flavors perked up by some unabsorbed CO2 Finishes clean and long, with lovely lingering sweetness of fruit. Stephen Tanzer.November/2003

Wine Advocate 92 points- The botrytis and apricot scented 2000 Pinot Gris Vendanges Tardives has an elegant, medium bodied character crammed with white peaches. This focused, extremely well balanced, and silky textured wine is powerful, yet delicate. Anticipated maturity: 2006 2015..Pierre Rovani, December/2001
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