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RD 5, Hastings
New Zealand 4175
An exciting new Brand Tier - The Lost Garden, Rose, Chardonnay and Syrah. Come get lost with us today.
Annual Vintage Selection Chosen May 2019.
Homage 2017 – 96 points
The Gimblett 2017 – 95 Points
'This is in such elegant, suave and regal form in 2017 with white pepper-dusted, fresh summer berries, graphite, deeper woody-spice notes of cardamom and cloves and swirling perfume. The palate has a super fresh, fleshy and detailed feel with a wealth of bright, juicy and crunchy fruit on offer with such fresh, juicy and succulent tannins, carrying bright, lively blackberries with precision and intent. Impressive. Best from 2025.'
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Rare, special, award-winning Trinity Hill wine now available to purchase.
So new, it hadn’t even been labelled when it claimed a top trophy at the Hawke’s Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards last month, Trinity Hill’s Single Vineyard Prison Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is now available to purchase for a limited time.
Only 60 dozen bottles of this extraordinary wine will be offered – the majority through the Trinity Hill cellar door, with a handful available via selected retailers and premium restaurants.
The wine, grown on a small parcel of Gimblett Gravels land once earmarked by the government as the site of a new regional correctional facility, is “genuinely rare and special,” according to Trinity Hill Marketing Director Michael Herrick.
“It’s a celebration of both the region, and the soil – an outstanding example of time and place,” Michael says. “We think it’s one of the most incredible Cabernet wines we’ve produced to date – distinctive and rich, with notes of blackcurrant, cedar and cigar box. It’s very rare to find an example of single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon in Hawke’s Bay. This represents an exciting new journey for Trinity Hill to champion Hawke’s Bay and celebrate how exceptional these special sites can be.”
Michael says the site, nestled against the banks of the Ngaruroro River, is the ideal environment for Cabernet Sauvignon. “It is one of the stoniest parts of the gravels, just on the other side of the hill from the winery. You can still see the area that was marked out for the prison. We’ll be forever thankful that those in office in the 1980s figured out the soil was actually very special, and better suited to vines over villains.”
Chief Winemaker Warren Gibson and Senior Winemaker Damian Fischer have carefully handcrafted the Prison Block Cabernet Sauvignon – which nabbed the prize for Hawke’s Bay Champion Single Vineyard at the regional wine awards on October 16th – along with two other single vineyard wines also available now.
The Single Vineyard L’Eritage Syrah 2018 is named for the heritage Syrah clones gifted to Trinity Hill’s founders by celebrated French winemaker, the late Gerard Jaboulet. The Single Vineyard 125 Gimblett Chardonnay 2018 references the address where the parcel of Chardonnay grapes grow – a lower area of land with heavier silt, ideal for Chardonnay.
Each of the three wines will benefit from cellaring, Michael says – the Single Vineyard Prison Block Cabernet Sauvignon for up to 15 years.
More information on each wine can be found on the Trinity Hill website: www.trinityhill.co.nz and wines can be purchased online.
- Trinity Hill Single Vineyard Prison Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, RRP $120
- Trinity Hill Single Vineyard L’Eritage Syrah 2018 RRP, $120
- Trinity Hill Single Vineyard 125 Gimblett Chardonnay 2018, RRP $80
Trinity Hill offers five ranges of wines to suit a variety of palates, wallets and menus. All our wines are made to complement food as well as be enjoyed on their own, so just have a wander through our wines and find the ones that suit you.SHOP NOW
Our Wines and Vineyards
At Trinity Hill we have superb vineyard sites and the winemaking skills to ensure that we can achieve our aims of crafting some of the world’s great wines. Controlled yields ensure the intensity of flavour and elegant styles for which Trinity Hill is renowned. It is said great wine is made in the vineyard and our aim at Trinity Hill is to produce distinctive wines of elegance and power that reflect the character of each vineyard site.Read more
Our story began in 1987 when John Hancock met Robert and Robyn Wilson in their London restaurant Bleeding Heart. Over a bottle of John's award-winning Chardonnay, the concept of a Hawkes Bay winery was born.Read more