Trinity Hill, Chardonnay, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Citrus, white flowers and stone fruit, complemented by a creamy richness from ageing on lees. Roast hazelnut, almond and hints of gunflint.
Trinity Hill's White Label Chardonnay is a fresh, aromatic cool-climate Hawke's Bay style.
Fruit for this vintage was grown in the subregions Raukawa, Haumoana, Bridge Pa Triangle and the Gimblett Gravels, and a portion of the wine was aged in French oak barrels to build structure and complexity. Trinity Hill's White label is the estate's 'second' label, accessible when young and a great introduction to their range.
Trinity Hill produces exceptional wines from single vineyard sites in Hawkes Bay prestigious Gimblett Gravels sub-region where a world class terroir is also the only new world wine region whose boundaries are demarcated solely by soil type. Under Chief Winemaker, Warren Gibson, Trinity Hill strictly controls yields to produce distinctive wines of elegance and power that reflect the character of each vineyard site for which Trinity Hill is renowned, and also offers an excellent value Hawkes Bay range.
17.5-/20 POINTS - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
The typically fresh aromatics of good quality Hawkes Bay Chardonnay are evident, including citrus, white flowers and stone fruit. These are complemented on the palate by a creamy richness from ageing on lees. Roast hazelnut, almond and hints of gunflint result from the indigenous fermentation in barrel.