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2019 McHenry Hohnen Laterite Hills Chardonnay

Margaret River, WA

An ode to time and place, Margaret River Chardonnay in all its Gingin glory.

HIGH SCORE

$45.00

About
Development potential unlimited.

James Halliday

About This Wine

Though this is a blend from across their Margaret River vineyards, the Laterite Hills Chardonnay still get the same love, attention, and thoughtful farming and winemaking as their single-vineyard wines.

The region, famous for its Gingin clone, produces a distinct style of Chardonnay, and this fits very nicely within that dynamic. The palate is creamy, yet refreshing, lots of peach, sweet citrus, nougat, all backed up with some powerful ginger spice elements.

Textured, precise and full flavoured, this is some great Margaret River at a really reasonable price point. Lots of ageing potential here as well.

About McHenry Hohnen

David Hohnen, not content with founding both Cape Mentelle and Cloudy Bay, also established McHenry Hohnen in 2004. It was a partnership with his brother in law, Murray McHenry, a well-known hotelier and retailer, who had planted his first vines twenty years earlier, supplying fruit to Cape Mentelle! An intricate web...

Though Hohnen retired in 2017 his pioneering work in organics and biodynamic viticulture continues.

The McHenry Hohnen wine estate now comprises twelve different varieties planted across the Hazel and Calgardup single sites, and the large Rocky Road farm, that is responsible for some great value entry level wines.

The biodynamic vineyards of McHenry Hohnen
The biodynamic vineyards of McHenry Hohnen
Margaret River, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Farmed biodynamically and made in the same way of our single vineyard chardonnays. Fruit was hand-picked and whole bunch pressed, before undergoing wild yeast fermentation in French oak barriques (25% new). Barrels were left unsulphured until September with a portion undergoing wild malolactic fermentation. Wines were transferred with full lees to tank for extended maturation on full lees. Wine was then clarified and bottled unfiltered in January.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.3%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

Co-founder David Hohnen
Co-founder David Hohnen
Margaret River, WA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"After a reticent bouquet, this springs into life on the palate with its clear-as-a-bell white peach/grapefruit varietal signature. French oak is little more than a shadow in the background, development potential unlimited." James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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