Trinity Hill Hawkes Bay Syrah 2014



Blackberry, spice and liquorice nuances combine to produce a complex, fruit-dominant wine. A small inclusion of Viognier gives the wine beautiful perfume and makes it more approachable while young.

The Syrah grapes were taken from a range of vineyards, including the company owned properties in the Gimblett Gravels region and contracted fruit from the Bridge Pa Triangle. The soils are free draining with low fertility and the vines benefit from prevailing hot, dry westerly winds.

2014 was a very warm season in Hawkes Bay with a typically dry late summer and early autumn. A perfect environment to produce delicious, characterful Syrah.

Each individual vineyard parcel was harvested separately with the majority of batches then de-stemmed prior to fermentation. Approximately 25% of the parcels were fermented as whole bunches. Subsequently, gentle daily pumping over of the skins during fermentation helped extract a soft, complex structure. The skin maceration was extended for up to three weeks following fermentation to further integrate and soften the tannins. Following 10 months of ageing in a combination of small French oak and stainless steel tanks, the individual blocks were blended to create the ideal marriage of components.

12.5% abv

Trinity Hill Hawkes Bay Syrah 2014
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