Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels 'Homage' Syrah
Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels 'Homage' Syrah is sourced largely (85%) from company owned vineyards in the Gimblett Gravels sub-region of Hawkes Bay. The remaining fruit is from hillside grown vines neigbouring the winery on Roys Hill. The Gravels soils consist of deep river shingle deposited over time by the Ngaruroro River as it changed course. The exposed greywacke gravel stones absorb and re-radiate heat and are extremely free draining. The Hillside is a sandstone/limestone soil with a fantastic north-west facing aspect. These are perfect conditions for growing Syrah and the fruit quality in 2013 was of the highest order. Pruning and shoot/bunch thinning at appropriate times gave a crop level of around 5 tonnes per hectare.
Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels 'Homage' Syrah is beautifully floral wtih interwoven berry purity and oak sophistication. Increased vine age and the presence of whole bunch ferments have added an extra dimension of florality and integration. It is a wine that is powerful and fragrant, showing great concentration and weight with a beautiful elegance. A tight, tense structure will allow the wine to age gracefully for many years (10+).