Trinity Hill Chief Winemaker Warren Gibson said this vintage has been challenging with the random rain events that occurred at harvest however the very hot start and middle of the season meant most of the fruit is actually very good.
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Late September sunshine went some way to rescue the crop, however, although high acidity remains the hallmark of this vintage. A dank summer led to rotten Pinot Noir grapes and the need for extremely strict selection. The vintage is unlikely to notch up record scores.