McHenry Hohnen Rocky Road Margaret River Chardonnay 2016
Hand crafted from grapes grown on our family's vineyard which exemplify the McHenry Hohnen approach to organic grape growing. The result is a wine deriving its primary characters from the grape which truly reflect its Margaret River origins.
A lifted bouquet of ripe stone fruit with underlying grapefruit notes leaps from the glass to make a statement about fruit purity. A fresh palate opens with ripe peach and nectarine with hints of bright grapefruit, subtle texture from lees stirring in barrel adds complexity and mid palate richness. With Subtle oak influence the palate is framed with fresh lemon infused acidity that gives line and length.
McHenry Hohnen’s winemaking ambitions reflect more than 30 years' of biological farming, grape growing and winemaking in Margaret River.
Each wine is created to be a uniquely individual character; expressive of variety, season and growing site.
We specialise in showcasing Single Vineyard character through unadulterated, minimal intervention handling.Where appropriate, varieties are blended but only when the outcome is a wine that will be greater than the sum of its parts.
Winemaking follows simple, traditional principles where soil health and vine vitality are king in the vineyard and minimal handling in the winery with minimum additives make the genuine characters of the wine sing.
Varietal characters are pre-eminent and complemented by the aromas, flavours and textures that evolve during the maturing of the wine.
These are derived from indigenous yeast, malolactic bacteria, yeast autolysis and grape solids.
The most simple and forgotten approach; allow the grapes to become wines.
94 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating