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Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2020

Fragrant aromas of white nectarines, citrus blossom and lime zest are complemented by hints of toasted nuts, flint, and savoury spices.

An excellent partner with white meats and seafood dishes.



Region: Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

Vineyard Appellation: Gimblett Gravels

Vineyards: 82% Tin Shed & 18% Winery Blocks

Varietal Mix

100% Chardonnay

Clones: 37% Clone 15 | 32% Clone 95 | 19% Mendoza | 12% Clone 548

Harvest Detail

Hand harvested 24 February- 16 March

Bottling Detail

Alc/Vol: 14.0%

TA: 6.2 g/L

pH: 3.37

RS: 1.57 g/L

Winemaking and Viticulture

Weather conditions leading up to the 2020 harvest were typical of a classic Hawke’s Bay summer – long hot sunny days with moderate-cool nights. As Autumn arrived the season became cooler yet remained dry, providing ideal ripening conditions while preserving natural acidity.

Hand-harvested fruit was gently pressed and fermented with indigenous yeasts in 500-litre French oak puncheons, of which 60% were new. Malolactic fermentation was encouraged to soften the acidity and impart further richness. The wine spent 12 months in barrel before being blended to tank for a further seven months maturation on its yeast lees to build further texture and complexity

The Wine

The wine is rich in the mouth yet remains fresh and vibrant thanks to a fine acid backbone. These qualities, combined with tangy stone fruit/citrus flavours, integrated spicy/toasty oak and a gently drying texture, results in a delicious palate with a salivating, lingering finish. A superb wine of balance, finesse and concentration that are the hallmarks of Trinity Hill Chardonnay.

Drink from 2022 to 2030

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