2010 Trimbach Pinot Blanc

SKU #1141008 89 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Pale green. This shows a little more auxerrois on the nose than the 2011, with delicate honey and spice notes mixed in with the green apple and beeswax. Shows similar flavors in the mouth but with a less obvious floral component than the 2011 and more structure. Lovely integrated acidity keeps the flavors fresh and clean. Beautiful pinot blanc, and one of the best from Trimbach in my memory.  (12/ 2012)

Wine Spectator

 Clean-cut and fresh, with a subtle salinity to the well-meshed flavors of green pear, lemon zest, almond and spice. Hard to stop sipping. Drink now.  (10/ 2012)

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Varietal:

Pinot Blanc

- Also known as Pinot Bianco in Italy and Weissburgunder in Germany and Austria, Pinot Blanc is thought to be a mutation of Pinot Gris (which is said to be a lighter mutation of Pinot Noir). While the varietal's roots are Burgundian (it was frequently confused with Chardonnay throughout history) it is rare there these days, instead finding its best iterations in France's Alsace, Germany's Pfalz and Baden, Austria's Wachau and in Italy's Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto, Friuli and Lombardy winegrowing regions. It produces full-bodied whites with relatively high acidity, yeasty citrus and appley aromas and flavors and hints of spice. Aged Pinot Blancs take on lovely honeyed tones.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Alsace

- A region and appellation in France that has been a part of both France and Germany throughout history. Geologically isolated from both countries, Alsace has also maintained much of its own culture and wine tradition, while also being influenced by the traditions of both countries. Alsatian wine is easily recognized by it traditional tall bottles. Alsatian wine makers produce a unique style of varietal wine, 90 percent of which is white.