Coombe Farm Blanc de Blancs 2009

Coombe Farm is a winery based in the Yarra Valley.  Their website says “All our wines are hand harvested and crafted to uphold varietal integrity, whilst expressing the classic terroir which the Yarra Valley is so renowned. With minimal filtration and fining our wines are gentle in approach, with seamless structure and persistence in flavour.”

I’m not so sure that the Yarra Valley with its variable soils, climate and elevation has a single “classic” terroir that one might spot at a distance, but that said, I was mildly surprised by this blanc de blancs.  It has an aroma of crisp pears.  On the palate, there is a flavour of apples, a pleasant mousse and firm acidity.  Good drinking.  84 points (6.9/10)

Abv: 13.5%
Price: I couldn’t find it, but I expect it’s around $20
Would I buy it having tasted it?  I don’t drink a lot of Australian sparkling wine, but I wouldn’t shy away from this one.

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