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Trinity Hill The Trinity Merlot Cabernet Blend

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The Trinity Hill reds are really exciting us with their unique expression of soil and this blend is reminiscent of Bordeaux so you could say it’s a kiwi with a French accent. As well as Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc there’s Syrah and Malbec to add fleshiness and spice. Plum and leather, black fruits, cassis and black pepper all congregate on the nose and deliver a flavoursome wine complexed by additional oak. Cabernet Sauvignon lends tannin weight and structure to present an easy drinking red that would pair well with pizza or pasta.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2011 Trinity is a Merlot predominant blend including smaller proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. These were fermented separately and then blended to create a serious but entirely delicious wine. A small percent of alternative varieties including Tempranillo, Malbec and Petit Verdot add complexity and palate interest. The leather and plum aromas of the Merlot combine with aromatic spice and red currant characters of Cabernet Franc. Cassis aromas and backbone are contributed by Cabernet Sauvignon. Richness and soft, ripe tannins make a serious yet eminently drinkable wine.

This wine is made to be enjoyed while still quite young. We recommend drinking now or short term cellaring (3-5 years). It can be enjoyed with a wide range of different flavoured food.

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Trinity Hill The Trinity Merlot Cabernet Blend

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WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Merlot (41%) is the principal variety in this Gimblett Gravels red, blended with cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, syrah and malbec. Made for easy drinking, it is full-coloured, mouthfilling, vibrantly fruity and supple, with a gentle oak influence.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011)

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