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Single Vineyard Thomson's Block Syrah 2019

Trinity Hill Single Vineyard wines are crafted from small parcels chosen for their ability to best exhibit unique style and place. Trinity Hill Single Vineyard Range Appellation Roys Hill, Hawke’s Bay Variety 95% Syrah / 5% Viognier Clones 95% Mass Selection (Syrah) / 5% Clone 642 (Viognier)

$120.00
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Vineyards

Region: Hawke's Bay

Vineyard Appellation: Hawke's Bay

Vineyards: 95% Thomson’s Vineyard (Syrah) / 5% Gimblett Estate (Viognier)

Varietal Mix

Syrah 95%

Viognier 5%

Harvest Detail

Picked 28th - 29th March 2021

Bottling Detail

Alc/Vol 13.0%

RS Dry

TA 5.4 g/L pH 3.83

Winemaking and Viticulture

Thomson’s Block is an elevated, north-facing hillside vineyard located on Roys Hill behind the winery. Principally sandstone over limestone it was planted to Syrah in 2007. A sheltered site it is warm during the day but also cool at night. This feature, combined with the location, topography, and soil type, produces Syrah in a more elegant mold – think red fruits, florals, supple tannins, and vibrant acidity

Hand-picked whole bunches of Syrah, along with a small amount of Viognier skins, were gently plunged by foot (traditional pigéage) in a small stainless steel open-top fermenter. After 11 days on skins the wine was pressed, allowed to settle for brief period, before being racked to brand new 225-litre French oak barriques for maturation. After 21 months the wine was racked out of barrel, filtered, and bottled in February 2021 with no fining.

The Wine

A beguiling combination of florals, red fruits, roses, Chinese five spice, smoked meats, liquorice, and fresh cedar lead to a concentrated palate with outstanding purity of flavour and vitality thanks to a fine backbone of natural acidity. Dense, mouthcoating tannins, and complimentary cedary oak, beautifully frame the wine providing a silky texture, culminating in a long succulent finish. A complex, intensely perfumed Syrah of style and character that will only develop more interest with time.

Drink 2021 to 2036.

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