Crushed & Cured

Trinity Hill Hawkes Bay, Hawkes Bay Chardonnay, New Zealand, 2021


On the nose, this wine shows typical fresh aromatics of citrus, grapefruit and ripe stone fruits. These aromas are complemented on the palate by roasted hazelnuts and almonds, hints of gunflint and a creamy richness on the finish.

Each vineyard was harvested separately, with the parcels gently pressed without crushing or destemming. Fermentations were carried out using cultured and indigenous yeast, in a combination of stainless steel tanks (70%) and 500-litre French oak puncheons (30%), the former preserving fruit flavour, the latter imparting complexity and texture. Malolactic fermentation was discouraged post-fermentation in order to enhance the freshness of the wine. Ageing on yeast lees for six months further enhanced complexity and mouthfeel.

Country: New Zealand 

Region: Hawkes Bay 

Vintage: 2021

Grape Variety: Chardonnay 

ABV: 13.5%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: Trinity Hill