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Hawkes Bay "The Trinity" 2018



Gimblett Gravels, Bridge Pa

Varietal Mix

A Merlot predominant blend with smaller proportions of Tempranillo, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and other alternative varietals.

Harvest Detail

Picked: 12th March to 12th April

Bottling Detail

Alcohol 13.5 %
Titratable acidity 5.8 g/l
pH 3.69
Residual sugar 0.33 g/l

Winemaking and Viticulture

2015 was a very warm season in Hawkes Bay with a typically dry summer. A perfect season to produce delicious, ripe and robust red varietals.

Each individual vineyard parcel 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 4 weeks to further integrate and soften the tannins.

After 14 months aging 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 September 2016.

The Wine

The 2015 Trinity is a Merlot predominant blend and includes smaller proportions of alternative varieties. These have added further complexity and palate interest.The leather and plum aromas of the Merlot 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.

This wine is made to be enjoyed while still quite young or will reward short term cellaring. It can be enjoyed with a wide range of different flavoured food.Drink 3- 5 years from harvest date.

Tasting Notes

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