Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2020
Region: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Bottle size: 75cl
This Chardonnay displays aromas of citrus fruit, white nectarines, and citrus blossom. The palate is medium-bodied with flavours of toasted nuts, spices, and a slight note of flint, with hints of elegant and well-integrated oak. There is a delicacy to this wine but also a richness and beautifully linear acidity.
The Gimblett Gravels winegrowing area is a small sub-region in the Hawkes Bay, defined by a very unique stony soil type. This wine is sourced from Estate grown grapes in the Tin Shed and Winery vineyards. Chardonnay clones selected for the blend were 95, 548 and 15.
Founded in 1993, by winemaker John Hancock together with Robert and Robyn Wilson, owners of The Bleeding Heart and The Don in London, Trinity Hill has become a byword for quality and consistency. In 2021, Trinity Hill was bought by a group of New Zealand private investors who are passionate about the wine industry, including Director, Mitch Plaw and his business partners, Craig Turner, Mark Sandelin and Michael Nock. Winemaker Warren Gibson has been with Trinity Hill since 1997. He is also in charge of the 80 hectares of vineyard owned by Trinity Hill and knows Hawkes Bay and the Gimblett Gravels exceptionally well. The wines reflect this. Warren and his team make wines that show the best of what Hawkes Bay and the Gimblett Gravels can produce.