Pinot Gris Reserve Personelle

Pinot Gris Reserve Personelle

  • Alsace AOC, 
  • Alsace, 
  • france

Latest Awards

  • 93 points Wine Spectator , January 2024
  • 93 points Wine Enthusiast , April 2023

Since 1626, the Trimbach family have been a reference point for fine Alsace wine. They are also one of the largest owners of Grand Cru vineyards in the region which account for an impressive third of their total production. At every level, their wines embody the celebrated Trimbach style: structured, long-lived, fruit-driven, dry, elegant, and above all balanced. Family is also central to everyday life at Trimbach. Winemaking is expertly managed by 12th-generation Pierre, alongside his nephew Julien.  Pierre’s brother, Jean, and Pierre’s daughter Anne, the eldest of the 13th generation, are global brand ambassadors. In 2023, Trimbach was certified HVE-3 Organic reflecting their dedication to creating the highest-caliber expressions of their terroir.


In exceptional years, a selection of parcels in the Grand Cru Osterberg and Wiebaum Vineyard in Ribeauvillé produce this wine of great maturity and opulence, with succulent fruit.

Winemaking & Aging

Grapes are hand harvested, close to the vendages tardives level, and gently pressed in a pneumatic press. The juice runs into the cellar by gravity and clarifies naturally prior to fermentation. The juice ferments in stainless steel at controlled temperature for 2 to 3 weeks. The wine is not oak-aged. Bottling is done early to preserve freshness and the bottles remain in the cellar for several years before reaching being released to ensure they are both ready to drink but also hold great aging potential.

Tasting Notes

Pale gold with a rich and fragrant nose; apricot, ripe pear and mango with a touch of botrytis. Full-bodied with very ripe fruits on the palate. Very charming, meaty, rich with good acidity.


Assembled in the very best plots of the domaine and made only in great vintages, Trimbach's bright-colored 2017 Pinot Gris Réserve Personnelle opens with a clear, fresh and aromatic bouquet of fully ripe white fruit with hints of caramel. Mouth-filling and round on the palate, this is a complex and vivaciously mineral Pinot Gris with stimulating grip and tension on the long and powerful yet also elegant, persistently saline and lemony finish. This is a superb Pinot Gris that luckily did not ferment to fully dry but to remarkable balance. This is a great Alsace Pinot Gris to be served with lobster, poultry or white meats. Natural cork. Tasted in January 2023. -S.R.

Wine Advocate - March 2023


Evolving beautifully, showing a round, richly styled palate filled out with warm cinnamon, cardamon, peach and citrus notes. White tea tannins bring definition and form, while tangy acidity ties everything together. Offers an intriguing pine note on the well-rendered finish, which lingers. Drink now through 2027. —K.B.

Wine Spectator - January 2024


Petrol mingles with straw and a saline hint of fresh oysters on the nose. This wine is savory with edgy mineral notes balanced by a hint of tart pineapple. It finishes on a savory, Alpine cheese note along with palate-cleansing acidity. It’s serious and austere, a wine for contemplation. Taub Family Selections. —L.S.

Wine Enthusiast - April 2023


Good full yellow. Aromas and flavors of ripe citrus fruit, wet underbrush, sweet spices and earth tones. Enters oily and round, showing outstanding depth to the baked apple and cinnamon flavors. Finishes long, fresh and very clean, displaying delightful acid-fruit balance. A very pretty, vibrant wine. Always a considerable step up from the Pinot Gris Reserve (but then again, there are only 20,000 bottles of this wine made, compared to the 200,000 of the Réserve, so a cut-and-dried comparison is a little unfair). Made only with estate-grown grapes, including fruit from three sites in the Osterberg Grand Cru (which explains this wine’s acidity). - I.D.

Vinous - September 2018


Alsace AOC

grape varieties

100% Pinot Gris



technical details
  • ABV: 14%
  • Closure: Cork

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