Trimbach Gewurztraminer 2013
Pale straw with a light gold tinge. Notes of smoky bacon fat complicate delicate tropical fruits, rose water and ginger on the nose. Then rather austere and linear on the palate, with good floral lift to the stone fruit flavors. Finishes rich and long, with a trace of alcoholic heat. Although Trimbach had made a Réserve Gewürztraminer from the 2012 harvest, they decided to declassify it all into this entry-level wine.
Powdery, creamy notes of rose, orange and mandarin oil unite in a concentrated, punchy palate that focuses on taste rather than aroma. This is rounded and rich with an immensely concentrated phenolic vein that lends structure and poise. The finish is lasting but demure.
Trimbachs classic 2013 Gewurztraminer offers a bright color and bright fruit aromas on the quite spicy, herbal and floral nose where lemon zest and blossoms are displayed. Very elegant, piquant and mineral in its mouthwatering salinity and fruitiness this is a perfectly dry, really ripe, fresh and very well balanced Gewurz with a stimulating grip in the finish. This is a perfect aperitif and pairs well with spicy and exotic dishes but also soft cheeses like Munster.