Grapes are fermented in small open vats allowing precise judgements as fermentation proceeds, and colour, flavour and tannins are extracted from the skins. Towards the completion of primary fermentation, the skins are pressed and the wine run to barrel for finishing and maturation. The blend is assembled in late summer, prior to bottling ahead of the next vintage.
With El Nino has come a progressively reduced rainfall over the last four years. Spring has been a little wetter and summer has had more temperature extremes. In 2009 spring was once again wet and blustery and looking on track to be something like 2008
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. The Red Amigos are sourced from the Rocky Road Vineyard in the southern part of the Margaret River region which has a strong influence from the 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 allow perfect ripening. Vines are grown on a single bilateral cordon with a vertically trained canopy – a simple and practical format that maximises light penetration and maintains a balanced vine.
Bin No.: 1428
Region: Margaret River, Western Australia
Producer: McHenry Hohnen
Vintage: 2010 Vintage
Grape Varieties: Shiraz, Mataro, Grenache
Status: Still, biodynamic principles
Allergens: contains sulphites
Body Value: C (A is light, E is full bodied)
abv: 14.5% Bottle size: 75cl