TRIMBACH - Pinot Blanc 2003
Gentle pneumatic presses are employed for optimum quality juice and then both Pinot varieties are vinified separately to dryness. Separate vinification is crucial to the success of the final blend. The final wine has an alcohol content of around 12%
Two Varieties are sourced for this wine and blended in equal proportions. Pinot Blanc known locally as Vrai Pinot contributes a greener colour and crisp acidity, the other variety Pinot Auxerrois from the Auxerre region adds a golden appearance with richer flavours to give a fuller style. Auxerrois is more predominant in the blends for producers in north of the region. Around Bergheim Pinot Blanc is more dominant in the blend. The best producers agree that blending produces the most successful results.
This wine is golden in colour with a fruity, zesty, citrus nose, on the palate it is dry, medium bodied, showing apples and ripe citrus fruits with balancing acidity and an exceptionally smooth finish.
This is a wine with instant appeal and approachability, a great introduction to the wines of Alsace. It goes well with white meats, seafood and pasta. A wine to be enjoyed with everything, except pomp.