ORCHID DIAMOND CHARDONNAY 2020
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.
WINE STYLE Medium to full-bodied white wine.
REGION Frankland River, Western Australia
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.
The Diamond Chardonnay is 100% single vineyard. 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.
SERVE Serve slightly chilled at 10-16C.
FOOD Enjoy with Roast chicken and Camembert Potato Gratin.
Trophy – 2022 International Wine Challenge Best of Western Australia Chardonnay
Trophy – 2022 International Wine Challenge Best of Great Southern Chardonnay
Gold – 2022 International Wine Challenge
Gold – 2021 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
Gold – 2021 Southern Forests and Valleys Wine Show
Silver – 2021 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Silver – 2021 Rutherglen Wine Show
Silver – 2021 China Wine and Spirits Awards
Silver – 2021Sydney Royal Wine Show
Silver – 2022 National Wine Show of Australia
Silver – 2022 International Cool Climate Wine Show
Silver – 2021 National Wine Show of Australia
Bronze- 2021 Perth Wine Show
Bronze – 2021 National Cool Climate Wine Show
Bronze – 2021 WA Boutique & Single Vineyard Wine