Pinot Gris Selection de Grains Nobles

Pinot Gris Selection de Grains Nobles

  • Alsace AOC, 
  • Alsace, 
  • france

Latest Awards

  • 97 points Wine Spectator , October 2011
  • 95 points Wine Advocate , February 2008

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.


The rare “Sélection de Grains Nobles” (selection of noble berries) results from the selective hand-picking of each grape shriveled by noble rot known as botrytis cinerrea. It can only be produced in rare vintages.

Winemaking & Aging

Selection de Grains Nobles is produced from individually, hand-picked, thin-skinned Pinot Gris grapes affected by noble rot (botrytis cinerea). Fermented in stainless steel, with no malolactic fermentation and bottled at the estate the following Spring.

Tasting Notes

Gold with an orange tinge and aromas of tropical fruits, orange peel and honey. More rich than sweet, showing structure, acidity and a toasty character. A finely crafted wine, packed with intense flavors and a fresh aftertaste. Can be aged for 10–15 years.


This focused SGN is tightly knit, blending threads of flavor and structure into a wine that's elegant overall. Weaves streamlined, racy acidity with layers of dried papaya, macerated peach, briny mineral and fresh alpine forest, with hints of lemon curd and wood smoke. Though rich and lightly honeyed, this leaves a fresh, mouthwatering impression, with lots of zesty spice and mineral character on the very long finish. - A.N.

Wine Spectator - October 2011


Picked out ultra-selectively from all of their Pinot Gris vineyards, the Trimbach 2005 Pinot Gris Selection de Grains Nobles displays high-toned, botrytis-engendered aromas of honey, brown spices, peach preserves, and white truffle. Remarkably creamy and honeyed, with spice and truffle-infused peach preserves and tangerine liqueur, yet preserving (as have all of these best 2005s) a luscious core of fresh fruit, rich and viscous, let light on its feet and crystal clear. Butterscotch and toasted hazelnut, join the richly diverse choir here for a long, serene finish. Pierre Trimbach says the quality of material and course of fermentation here were so picture-perfect that he added only a very small dosage of sulfur to finish the wine. While there would be no need to defer the pleasure of this wine’s company – provided the winery agreed to release it! – it will no doubt improve for at least two decades. - D.S.

Wine Advocate - February 2008


Full medium gold. Exotic, high-toned aromas of orange marmalade, honey and truffle. Superconcentrated, dense, very sweet and chewy, with a distinctly high-toned quality lifting the wine's exotic orange and gamey flavors. Very round, full, silky wine that remains very easy to drink. Pierre Trimbach notes that the VA here is 0.94; the maximum for this category, he told me, is 1.2. - S.T.

Vinous - July 2007


Alsace AOC

grape varieties

100% Pinot Gris



technical details
  • ABV: 13%
  • Closure: Cork

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