Trinity Hill Hawkes Bay `The Trinity
Each individual vineyard parcel for Trinity Hill Hawkes bay 'The Trinity' was harvested separately and then gently de-stemmed prior to fermentation. Subsequently, gentle daily pumping over of the skins during fermentation helped extract a soft, complex structure. Following fermentation, the skin maceration was extended for up to 3 weeks to further integrate and soften the tannins. After 10 months ageing in a combination of small French oak and stainless steel tanks, the individual blocks were blended to create the ideal marriage of components. The wine was bottled in February 2014
The leather and plum aromas of the Merlot in the Trinity Hill Hawkes bay 'The Trinity' combine with spice and red fruit characters of Tempranillo and Malbec. Cassis aromas and structural backbone are provided by the Cabernet family. Richness and soft, ripe tannins make a serious yet eminently drinkable wine.