Coombe Farm Chardonnay is one of our flagship wines and one for which we are most renowned. Identifiable by its citrus and stone-fruit flavour intensity, this wine shows enduring acidity and oak finesse. 2016 will be renowned as one of the most compact vintages in the Yarra Valley, with warm growing conditions resulting in accelerated ripening. Cool nights were a saviour, allowing the fruit to retain acidity. The resulting wines show generous fruit characters that are balanced with fresh acidity.
The 2016 Coombe Farm Chardonnay is a 45/55 blend of the Mendoza and Penfolds 58 clones. Each batch was fermented in French oak barriques with varying proportions of new and old oak. Approximately 10% of the barrels completed malolactic fermentation.
95 points - James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge, 2017
Varietal composition: 100% Chardonnay
Oak: French Barriques
Cellaring: Drink now for 10 years