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Hawkes Bay Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay
North Island :: New Zealand
Trinity Hill was established to produce world class wines from the classic grape varieties, using the spiritual homes of these varieties as inspiration. To this end President John Hancock and winemaker Warren Gibson have between them spent more than 70 vintages throughout the world soaking up inspiration. All Trinity Hill wines are produced with utmost care and respect for the grapes and with minimum intervention. Trinity Hill consistently delivers quality wines in all three ranges: Homage, Gimblett Gravels and Hawkes Bay. Trinity Hill is noted for excellence in all their wine.
Hand-harvested fruit was gently pressed and fermented with indigenous yeast in French oak 500 litre puncheons. The wild yeast ferments help add complexity and texture. Malo-lactic fermentation was encouraged to soften acidity and give further richness.
The wine received 11 months barrel aging then a further 4 months in tank on lees.
Fruit flavours are in the cool to moderate spectrum of citrus, white flowers, ripe grapefruit and melon. The style is mid-weight with elegant oak nicely tucked in, providing texture and lingering flavours of cashew, roasted almond and gun flint.
The structure has a tight shape with the finesse and concentration that are hallmarks of Trinity Hill Chardonnay. It displays delicacy but richness and the beautifully linear acidity makes it a fantastic match with food.
An excellent partner with white meats and seafood dishes.