2017 Trimbach Pinot Blanc

SKU #1399261 91 points Vinous

 Luminous straw. Delicate spicy nuances and sweet apple and pear aromas on the inviting nose. Then flavors similar to the aromas, and above-average acidity for a wine made with so much Auxerrois (this is a blend of 80% Auxerrois and 20% Pinot Blanc). Unlike Trimbach’s 2017 Sylvaner, this is made for the most part with bought grapes (though Pierre Trimbach told me he would like to limit the bought grapes to 50% of the total). No matter – it’s an outstanding Auxerrois wine. (ID)  (1/2019)

90 points Wine Enthusiast

 Faint notes of green and yellow pear on the nose mix with a quiet tang of lemon. The palate is dry, slender and gentle, with juicy fruit and great purity. (AK)  (3/2019)

John Gilman

 Despite being sealed under a screwcap, the 2017 Trimbach Pinot Blanc shows no signs of imminent reduction issues and is really quite a tasty vintage of this consistently tasty, workhorse example of pinot blanc. The bouquet offers up a vibrant mix of apple, lemon, a good base of soil, dried flowers and just a dollop of citrus zest in the upper register. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied, bright and quite solid at the core, with fine focus and grip, lovely acids and a long, bouncy finish. This is good juice, but I wish it was still bottled under natural cork. (Drink between 2019-2025)  (5/2019)


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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

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
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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.