2010 Trinity Hill Homage Syrah Released to Rave Reviews

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Mar 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Press Releases

2010 Trinity Hill Homage Syrah Released to Rave ReviewsTrinity Hill Homage 2010

The newest vintage of Trinity Hill’s flagship Syrah, 2010 Homage, was launched into the New Zealand market today at two separate wine events. John Hancock, Trinity Hill’s President and Founder, led a tasting of 5 vintages of Homage and current Gimblett Gravels wines to a sell-out crowd of over 50 people at fine wine outlet Caro’s. At the same time, Warren Gibson, Chief Winemaker was leading a similar event in Christchurch at Vino Fino which showcased the newly released vintage of Homage.

Homage, a wonderfully refined Syrah inspired by the famed Cote Rotie of the Northern Rhone, has consistently gained more “Parker Points” than any other New Zealand Syrah. The 2010 vintage has been no less than 5 Stars by highly respected global wine writers. Sam Kim, Wine Orbit New Zealand has scored it 98/100 and has referred to it as a ‘stunning beauty’.

Warren Gibson says, “The 2010 vintage of Homage is our best yet. It competes with the stellar 2002 and 2006 wines. It is exceptionally floral, spicy and super-aromatic with a concentrated yet silky-smooth palate. It’s the classic iron fist in a velvet glove. You can drink this wine on release but that really would be cradle snatching as it won’t peak before 2018”.

“Our Homage encapsulates the very best of the winery’s efforts – it is the spoilt child of the family. Every effort has been made from pruning to bottle to deliver the ultimate expression of Gimblett Gravels Syrah” said Warren.

A January 2013 visit to Hawkes Bay by renowned English Wine Writer Tim Atkin elicited this comment. “2010 Trinity Hill Homage the stand out wine of our time here in Hawkes Bay. One of the world’s great Syrahs”.

Homage pays tribute to one of the Rhone Valley’s most iconic figures, the late Gerard Jaboulet whom John Hancock worked beside at the Jaboulet wine cellars in Tain L’Hermitage during the 1996 harvest. In appreciation, Gerard gave Trinity Hill cuttings of Syrah from the famed La Chapelle vineyard. These cuttings and our oldest Syrah vines produce the fruit used in Homage. The wine is only produced in the very best vintage years and in limited quantities.

John believes “it is the best expression of Syrah in our terroir and is based on our oldest vines. 2010 is seen as a great vintage for Hawkes Bay Syrah and this is a fitting tribute to Gerard Jaboulet”.

First produced in 2002, previous vintages of Homage have been voted “Best Red Wine in New Zealand” by Cuisine Magazine in 2011 and have taken home the coveted Air New Zealand Awards Double – Best Red Wine and Champion Wine of Show. Trinity Hill Homage Syrah is listed in some of the world’s very top restaurants and has received many accolades in a very short space of time. It is regarded as one of New Zealand’s top Syrahs.

Trinity Hill Homage Syrah retails for $120 and is available from the Trinity Hill Cellar Door and website as well as many restaurant and retail outlets throughout New Zealand.

For more information about Homage and the other quality wines produced at Trinity Hill visit our Cellar Door or our website www.trinityhill.com

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