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Coombe Farm Pinot Noir 2018

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Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia

Style: Red Wine

Variety: Pinot Noir

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Burke Road
Camberwell VIC 3124
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Producer: Coombe Farm

Country: Australia

Region: Yarra Valley

Vintage: 2018

Critic Score: Not Rated

Alcohol: 13.0%

Size: 750 ml

Drink by: 2028


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Coombe Farm is part of Melbourne's heritage. The estate in the Yarra Valley was established in the late 1880s by the father of Dame Nellie Melba, David Mitchell. The large Coombe Farm estate includes over sixty hectares of grapevines, located entirely in the sub-region of Coldstream, some planted on the site of Victoria's oldest vineyards that were established by Hubert de Castella in the mid-1850s. Coombe Farm Wines are classically varietal and regionally expressive and are handcrafted in very small volumes.

The 2018 Coombe Farm pinot noir is a lovely succulent, medium-bodied pinot noir full of sweet, spicy strawberry and cherry fruits. The finish is long and clean, inexorably drawing the taster back for another sip.

"Classic Yarra Valley Pinot from an excellent vintage. This 2018 Pinot Noir is perfumed, bright and lifted, with a complex compote of red fruits and florals on the nose. The palate gives pleasant hints of confected strawberry and cherry fruits, with savoury, earthy tones and crunchy tannins. The finish is long, with layers of complexity that linger in the mouth.

Our 2018 Pinot Noir is a blend of clones MV6 (62%), 115 (21%) and 114 (17%) sourced from our North facing, hillside block. Fruit was hand harvested in a series of small batches and fermented separately in open-top fermenters with approximately 25% whole bunch fermentation. The wine was matured in a combination of new, one and two-year-old French barriques for a period of 10 months."  Coombe farm

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Review of 2017 Vintage:

"Pinot noir in a very good place. Pure pleasure is to be had here. It's so fresh, so perfumed, so strawberried, so intricately littered with sweet, woodsy spices. Tannin is chalky but fine; length is satisfying but a little bound up, as though time is needed. It has shape; it has composure. It's quite lovely. Drink 2019-20125."  Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front – 93+ points

About the winery

Coombe Farm Wines

Coombe Farm is part of Melbourne's heritage. The estate in the Yarra Valley was established in the late 1880s by the father of Dame Nellie Melba, David Mitchell, who was also the stonemason responsible for some of Melbourne's most renowned buildings, such as the Royal Exhibition Buildings in Carlton.

The vineyards of Coombe Farm are located entirely in the sub-region of Coldstream and produce ultra-premium wine grapes for many of Australia's leading wine producers. The large Coombe Farm estate includes over sixty hectares of grapevines, some planted on the site of Victoria's oldest vineyards that were established by Hubert de Castella in the mid-1850s.

Coombe Farm Wines are classically varietal and regionally expressive. They are handcrafted in very small volumes, entirely from estate-grown fruit that has been chosen as the best the vineyard has to offer. The first wine made under the Coombe Farm label was a 2002 Pinot Noir. Since then the range has developed into a small yet comprehensive display of both the traditional and alternative varieties and styles that Coombe Farm and the Yarra Valley do best.

Wine region map of Victoria

Victoria

Victoria is home to more than 800 wineries across 21 wine regions. The regions are Alpine Valley, Beechworth, Bendigo, Geelong, Gippsland, Glenrowan, Goulburn Valley, Grampians, Heathcote, Henty, King Valley, Macedon Ranges, Mornington Peninsula, Murray Darling, Pyrenees, Rutherglen, Strathbogie Ranges, Sunbury, Swan Hill, Upper Goulburn and Yarra Valley.

Victoria's first vines were planted at Yering in the Yarra Valley in 1838. By 1868 over 3,000 acres had been planted in Victoria, establishing Victoria as the premier wine State of the day. Today, the original vineyards planted at Best's Wines are among the oldest and rarest pre-phylloxera plantings in the world.

Victoria's climate varies from hot and dry in the north to cool in the south and each wine region specialises in different varietals. For example, Rutherglen in the north is famous for its opulent Muscats and Topaque and bold reds, while the many cooler climate regions near Melbourne produce world class Chardonnay and pinot Noir. Victoria is truly a wine lover's playground.