Grapes are harvested in the cool of the night and following whole berry pressing, the juice is settled, and then run into barrels for the primary fermentation. Some batches are inoculated with yeast whilst others are left to proceed with a natural fermentation. The finished wine is left on spent yeast cells until the blend is assembled and bottled in late summer.
The primo amigo in this trio is marsanne, grown at the McLeod Creek and Calgardup Brook vineyards. Chardonnay is sourced from Rocky Road and the third amigo, rousanne, is grown at McLeod Creek. These vineyards lie in the southern half of the Margaret River wine region which has a strong maritime influence from the Great Southern Ocean.
The vines have their roots in gravel loams derived from granite. These free draining, moderately fertile soils facilitate growth without excessive vigour and ripen the grapes to perfection.
All vines on the McHenry Hohnen vineyards are grown on a single bilateral cordon with a vertically trained canopy. It is a simple and practical format that maximises light penetration and maintains a balanced vine.
Bin No.: 1426
Region: Margaret River, Western Australia
Producer: McHenry Hohnen
Vintage: 2011 Vintage
Grape Varieties: Marsanne, Chardonnay
Grape Varieties: Rousanne
Status: Still, biodynamic principles
Allergens: contains sulphites
Dry/Sweet: (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
abv: 14.0% Bottle size: 75cl