2011 Trinity Hill, Syrah, Gimblett Gravels, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand


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Roving Sommelier is passionate about premium quality New Zealand regional wines. Founded by legendary winemaker, John Hancock, Trinity Hill is a premium Hawke’s Bay winery specialising in the production of expressive single vineyard wines. This authentic Rhône-esque Syrah is based on grapes grown in the stoniest and densely cultivated part of the Gimblett Gravels vineyard.

2011 was an exceptionally warm and early vintage in Hawke’s Bay. This enabled vineyard sites within Gimblett Gravels to be harvested at excellent maturity. A small amount of Viognier (2%) was included, which, for me, brings an elegant floral flavour and texture. The wine was aged in small French oak casks for 10 months. Blackberry, black pepper, savoury and spice elements are prominent with meaty overtones. The Viognier has added a lifted aromatic quality and softened the tannins. Combined with good acidity, these characteristics mean excellent ageing potential.

Rich, flavoursome, yet still refined this Syrah will reward careful cellaring for a minimum of ten years from vintage. A wonderful accompaniment to flavoursome red meats and game dishes. In addition, I suggest you carefully decant this wine prior to service and best enjoyed in a convivial environment.


Alcohol: 13% abv (75cl)

Closure: Cork

Grape variety: 98% Syrah (Shiraz), 2% Viognier

Flavour Profile: Full-bodied, Aromatic, Herbaceous, Floral, Violets, Black Fruits, Black Pepper, Spice