FERNGROVE ESTATE SHIRAZ 2021
Ferngrove had a great start to the growing season with a full soil moisture profile at the end of September, resulting in good canopy growth. This set the tone for the rest of the vintage. Significant rainfall in the second week of November was good for the vines and delayed irrigation. Ripening was significantly slower this year, which saw harvest begin 4 weeks later compared to 2020 vintage, more indicative of cool climate viticulture. January was warm and dry, and a short burst of rain (approx. 60mm) in February graced Ferngrove with almost perfect conditions. Harvest began on the 19th of February. Overall, the Great Southern experienced exceptional vintage conditions, producing reds of amazing colour and intensity.
WINE STYLE Medium-bodied red wine
REGION Frankland River, Western Australia
APPEARANCE Vibrant ruby with purple hue.
NOSE Upfront red berries with hints of black pepper and barrel spice.
PALATE Firm, ripe tannins, cherries and hints of French Oak on the finish.
Our winemaking team visit the vineyard regularly as the fruit nears harvest to ensure we pick at the perfect balance of flavour, sweetness and acidity. The fruit was harvested and gently destemmed to our fermenters. The wine receives regular pump overs and ‘rack and returns’ to ensure an even temperature and desirable level of colour and tannin extraction. Daily tastings of the ferment ensure the wine develops perfectly.
CELLARING Cellar for up to 8 years.
SERVE Serve at room temperature 18C.
FOOD BBQ pork ribs cooked on charcoal grill.
95 points – James Halliday Wine Annual
Double Gold Medal – China Wine & Spirit Awards
Gold Medal – Asia Wine Challenge
Bronze Medal – Royal Queensland Wine Show
Bronze Medal – Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze Medal – Hobart Wine Show
Bronze Medal – International Wine and Spirits Competition
Bronze Medal – International Cool Climate Wine Show
Bronze Medal – Great Australian Shiraz Challenge