Coombe Farm is one of the oldest and largest family estates in the Yarra Valley. The Tribute Series of wines have been created to honour the incredible legacy of our forefathers. Coombe Farm was once the home of Dame Nellie Melba and is still owned and operated by her descendants. This stylish celebratory wine is named in her honour.
This 2013 Nellie Melba Sparkling is a fine, elegant Yarra Valley Sparkling wine with delicate hints of citrus, chalk and spice scented flowers. The palate is vibrant, fresh and lifted, with notes of tangy grapefruit and melon and a seamless, persistent ‘bead’. There is a fullness to the palate, with a hint of creamy brioche and pristine lemon acidity.
The wine was produced by Methode Traditionelle (bottle fermentation) from estate grown clone 76 Chardonnay. It was aged on lees in the bottle for a minimum of 30 months. Dosage was reduced to 7g/L to balance the slightest riper fruit characters, allowing the wines distinctive fresh, dry style to be maintained.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay (clone 76)
Base Vintage: 2013
Disgorgement Date: First batch December 2015