Since its inception in 1993, partners John Hancock, who has been making wine in New Zealand for over 35 years, and Robert and Robyn Wilson, owners of The Bleeding Heart and The Don in London, have made Trinity Hill a byword for quality and consistency. Winemaker Warren Gibson has been with Trinity Hill since 1997. He is also in charge of the 80 hectares of vineyard owned by Trinity Hill, 47 of which are located in the Gimblett Gravels area of Hawkes Bay. The wines reflect this, as they characterise the best of what Hawkes Bay can produce. They have an elegance, balance, drinkability and precision of flavour that makes them a joy to sell.
This Syrah has aromas of blackberry, spice and liquorice which combine to produce a complex, fruit-dominant wine. A small inclusion of the white grape variety Viognier gives the wine beautiful perfume and allows for more accessibility while young. The wine is deliberately released at a very youthful age to maximise the beautiful perfume and fruit freshness.