WINE NAME Ferngrove Black Label Chardonnay
WINE STYLE Medium-bodied white wine.
GRAPE VARIETY Chardonnay
GROWING REGION Frankland River, Western Australia.
TECHNICAL DETAILS Alc 13.0% pH 3.11 TA 6.60g/L RS 2.32g/L
VINTAGE The growing season was generally cool and dry. This kept disease pressure very low. The cool weather during
flowering also impacted on fruit set, resulting in low crops well below the long-term average. The cool season culminated in a severe frost event across most of the major WA wine regions in November. Fortunately, the majority of our vineyards were unscathed. The cooler season meant harvest commenced two weeks later than normal with the first load of fruit coming into the winery at the end of February. A rain event in early March had no impact on fruit quality and was much appreciated by the red varieties. Exceptional management from the Ferngrove vineyard team, lower crop loads, and a bit of luck ensured the vines produced great fruit, with whites having freshness and a lovely acid line.
APPEARANCE Pale straw with green tinge.
NOSE Cumquat and grapefruit with hint of flintiness.
PALATE Creamy texture and well-balanced acidity underscore grapefruit and white peach accents.
VINIFICATION The grapes were harvested in the early morning, and crushed to the press. Free run juice was drained and settled prior to controlled fermentation. Our Chardonnay was aged on lees for for 12 months in a mix of new and used French Oak barrels.
CELLARING Drink now or cellar for 5 years.
The Ferngrove Chardonnay is from Ferngrove’s Estate. It is subtle, harmonious and interesting which makes it perfect
accompaniment to drink seamlessly with food.
Ferngrove Black Label Chardonnay 750ml