Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2018
"The winerys flagship Black Label Chardonnay from Hawkes Bay is typically intense and finely structured." Michael Cooper
Trinity Hill's Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay has all the hallmarks of this great Hawke's Bay estate - structure, finesse and concentration - balancing delicacy, richness and the linear acidity that render it a top food wine.
The grapes yield from high quality hand-picked grapes grown on the free-draining, gravel soils of the Gimblett Gravels region. Wild yeast and ageing for 11 months in French oak has added further complexity and texture.
Trinity Hill produces exceptional wines from single vineyard sites in Hawkes Bay prestigious Gimblett Gravels sub-region where a world class terroir is also the only new world wine region whose boundaries are demarcated solely by soil type. Under Chief Winemaker, Warren Gibson, Trinity Hill strictly controls yields to produce distinctive wines of elegance and power that reflect the character of each vineyard site for which Trinity Hill is renowned, and also offers an excellent value Hawkes Bay range.
"The winery’s flagship ‘black label’ Chardonnay from Hawke’s Bay is typically intense and finely structured. Bright, light yellow/green, it is fragrant, rich and youthful, in a tight, elegant style, with balanced acidity, vibrant, peachy, slightly toasty flavours, showing excellent complexity and concentration, and a long, harmonious finish."Michael Cooper
SILVER MEDAL - Decanter World Wine Awards 2018
SILVER MEDAL - Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018
19-/20 POINTS - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, Aug 2017
4.5 STARS (Excellent) - Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide to NZ Wines
5 STARS - Michael Cooper
Cool citrus fruits, white flowers, ripe grapefruit and melon. Medium-bodied, with elegant integrated oak, great texture, richness, with vibrant acidity to balance alongside hints of cashew, roasted almond and gun flint.