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Hawkes Bay Gimblett Gravels The Gimblett
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. Winemaker Warren Gibson has spent many 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.
Cabernet Sauvignon 43%, Cabernet Franc 41%, Merlot 14%, Malbec 2%.
2016 was a warm season in Hawkes Bay with a typically dry late summer and early autumn.
Hand-picked fruit were gently de-stemmed for fermentation. Each variety and vineyard parcel were harvested and vinified separately. Pumping over with controlled aeration took place during fermentation to gently extract colour and tannin. A post-fermentation maceration of up to four weeks helped improve the texture and structure of the tannins.
The wine was transferred to small French oak barrels of which 35% were new. After 16 months in barrel, the wine was blended and bottled.
Deep ruby red.
The result is a wine with exotically perfumed aromatics that include ripe blackberries and red fruits plus hints of florals and dried herbs.
There is superb clarity of flavours on the palate. Structurally the wine is complex, with textural tannins. This structure will allow the development of further complexity over the next 10 years.
Try with red meat and game dishes.