Pressed slightly sweet they were then matured for 9 months in French oak of which 10% was new. Barrels were then hand selected and blended in stainless steel in January for a mid February bottling.
After a dry Spring we had December and February setting records for temperatures so fruit stalled for a little. It became a rush to pull whites in but a slow drawn out process for the reds. Flavours are a little hard to get balanced with the hotter temperatures. The duration of these hot temperatures was somewhat of an anomaly in Margaret River particularly over the Christmas break. Vines tend to shut down at the higher temps which make sugars creep up and acids fall.
Bin No.: 1427
Region: Margaret River, Western Australia
Producer: McHenry Hohnen
Vintage: 2012 Vintage
Grape Varieties: Shiraz
Status: Still, biodynamic principles
Allergens: contains sulphites
Body Value: (A is light, E is full bodied)
abv: 14.5% Bottle size: 75cl