This is our Trimbach Riesling Alsace review.
If you are after an off-dry riesling from France, you can’t go wrong here.
It has been rated 90+ points by numerous critics and it regularly features in Vivino’s the Best Riesling.
It pairs with a vast variety of dishes and it won’t break your bank either! What do you want more?!
Find below our Trimbach Riesling Alsace full review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity, and where you can buy it.
Our Trimbach Riesling Alsace Review
Trimbach Riesling Alsace review: What's its color?
Trimbach Riesling Alsace wine has a lemon color and thin falling legs.
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Trimbach Riesling Alsace review: What are the flavors?
Trimbach Riesling Alsace is entirely made with Riesling grapes.
On the nose, aromas of citrus, green apple, white flowers, and hints of petrol.
On the palate, it’s a fresh, crisp, off-dry light-plus body wine with flavors of pear, apple, citrus, orange zest, and a mineral finish.
Trimbach Riesling Alsace wine sweet?
No, it’s not sweet but it’s not dry either. Trimbach Riesling Alsace wine is an off-dry wine.
Off-Dry wine contains between 15-30 g/L.
Learn more about wine sweetness level here.
Trimbach Riesling Alsace review: Which food pairs well with it?
Trimbach Riesling Alsace is an off-dry refreshing wine that will pair well with salty and spicy dishes.
Classic appetizers are French fries, salty olives, salami, onion, carrot, and eggplant to name some.
Meat wise you have a wide selection here from Chinese Cuisine, Thai Cuisine, Tex-Mex, roasted pork, duck, and goose for example.
Fish wise go for oysters, salmon, shrimp, crab, sushi, and sashimi.
If you are a cheese lover our recommendations for you are semi-hard and creamy cheeses like Parmigiano, Pecorino, Camembert, and Brie.
Trimbach Riesling Alsace review: What's its alcohol content?
Trimbach Riesling Alsace wine’s alcohol content is 12.5%.
In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.
There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.
During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.
Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.
How many calories are in a glass of Trimbach Riesling Alsace wine?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture  a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have a higher calories per glass than a wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per gram vs a sweet wine will have around 20 calories per gram of carbs, which include sugar.
Since it’s an off-dry wine it will contain a bit more than 130 calories per 5-ounce glass.
What is Trimbach?
Here is an extract from the Trimbach website:
“Maison Trimbach’s viticultural origins date back to 1626, and since then…
…twelve generations of rigorous winemakers and Ambassadors devoted to the passion for Alsace wines…
…have constantly distinguished themselves by the quality and authenticity of their wines, to patiently develop, from father to son, a solid reputation.
The 13th generation joined the estate a few years ago. Discover the history of Maison Trimbach … “
This is a refreshing and off-dry Alsacian Riesling that for ~$23 offers a good value for your money if you like this style.
Pear, apple, citrus, orange zest, and a mineral finish will complement many dishes from veggie, pasta, meat, fish, and our beloved cheeses.
Try it with salty olives, salami, Thai cusine, sashimi, oyster, or Camembert and it’ll be a delight. At least it was for me!
If you have never tried it, I’m not entirely sure what are you still waiting for?
Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!