A tribute to Pamela, Lady Vestey, the granddaughter of Dame Nellie Melba and founder of Coombe Farm Vineyards in 1999. ‘Fullerton’ pays homage to the family name used by Lady Vestey, appearing in her paternal lineage from the early 1700’s.
This 2014 Fullerton Pinot Noir is a selection of our finest barrels from a single vineyard block of MV6 Pinot Noir, blended to produce a beautifully balanced wine with stylish varietal character. The wine is rich with dark red cherries and wild strawberries, hints of pepper spice and a savory earthiness that develops in the glass.
Fruit was hand harvested and fermented separately in small, open fermenters with a portion of whole bunch grapes added. The wine was matured in 55% new French oak barriques for 11 months and bottled without fining or filtration. It spent a further two years aging in bottle prior to release.
95 points - Patrick Eckel. 94 points - Tony Keys
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Cellaring: Drink now - 2023