McHenry Hohnen `Rocky Road` Chardonnay 2011 (6 x 750mL), Margaret River.

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Overview

Fruit is sourced from the Rocky Road Vineyard which lies in the headwaters of the Chapman Brook, near Witchcliffe in the south of the Margaret River region. The rows are on a northerly aspect and the vines enjoy long days of sunshine, moderated by the vineyard’s southern location. The vines are cane pruned 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.

Region:
WA - Margaret River
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Witchcliffe is in the deep south of Margaret River, way down low. I've often looked at the sign when in the region and imagined witches live there. Gentle handling from vine to bottle, natural ferment, time in French oak on lees, bottled. Something a touch resinous and smoky in there, but not too distracting. Matchsticky funk of the good kind. White stone fruit medley. Piercing acidity across the palate with a fleshy frame surrounding, has some nuttiness, almost knife edge oxidation, but in a good way. Ample through the finish too. Not clumsy, but cuddly. Pretty delicious. 93 points, Mike Bennie - www.winefront.com.au posted 12th February 2013

Mid-gold, vibrant hue; the most tightly wound and citrus accented wine of the three chardonnays, this wine offers lemon, fennel and almonds on the bouquet; zesty and showing plenty of grip, the acidity is very lively and lip smacking. Rating 91 - Drink by 2016 - Ben Edwards, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2012)

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

This is a tonic of orange peel, lemon blossom and fresh cut locuts.

Palate

A lime citrus backbone takes curved form with ribs of mandarin, orangcello and white peach leading further down to a petit waistline after passing thru a soft centre that is lightly washed in almond milk. Finishing mineral and honest with a sorbet kiwifruit zest and freshness this Chardonnay is sexy, sophisticated and sharp on its feet. Forward thinking.

Vintage
2011
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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McHenry Hohnen Vintners was established in 2004 and is a venture between pioneer Margaret River winemaker David Hohnen and his brother-in-law and vine-grower, Murray McHenry.

Their aim is to produce a range of wines which truly reflect their site and varietal origins with all the grapes for the venture sourced from family owned vineyards in the southern part of the region.

McHenry Hohnen vineyards are cared for according to the time honoured principle of common sense. Through recognising the importance of soil biology, healthy vines are grown, which in turn, produce grapes to create wines which are expressive of their particular site. The approach to winemaking is simple – close observation, careful nurturing, with minimal intervention. The resulting wines show outstanding varietal and vineyard integrity, with balance, harmony and great character.

The wines produced by McHenry Hohnen reflect Margaret River's strong suit with Chardonnay and Bordeaux varieties, along with a focus on alternative varieties which are performing very well in the region's Mediterranean climate – Zinfandel, Roussanne, Marsanne, Mataro and Grenache.

Winemaking is handled by Trent Carroll, with mentoring and support from David Hohnen.

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