WINE NAME Diamond Chardonnay
WINE STYLE Medium to full-bodied white wine
GRAPE VARIETY 100% Chardonnay
GROWING REGION Frankland River
TECHNICAL DETAILS Alc 13.0% pH 3.23 TA 6.25g/L RS 1.48g/L
VINTAGE Overall, a good vintage for Ferngrove, especially against the seasonal challenges. Luckily enough the dry growing season provided great conditions for our whites, with perfect balance between flavour and natural retained acidity.
APPEARANCE Light gold.
NOSE An inviting bouquet of pear and lemon zest, with hints of white peach.
PALATE Subtle notes of oak back up ample flavours of grapefruit and toasted almonds, while the creamy mouthfeel is well balanced by a mineral acidity.
VINIFICATION Fruit for the Diamond Chardonnay was handpicked from Block 16 from Ferngrove’s vineyard. The grapes were harvested in the cool early morning and allowed a small amount of cold skin contact before whole bunches were gently pressed. All batches were fermented in 300 and 500 Litre French oak barrels for a more subtle oak influence, allowing the fruit to shine. With periodic lees stirring, the wine was matured for 12 months before blending and subsequent bottling.
CELLARING Will benefit from careful cellaring for up to 8 years.
This wine is a medley of pear and white peach intertwined over a core of citrus and toasty notes with vanilla French oak and
lingering mineral acidity on the finish.
SERVE Serve slightly chilled at 10-16C.
FOOD Enjoy with Roast chicken and Camembert Potato Gratin.
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