Variety: Pinot Noir
Country, Region: Australia, Tasmania, Cambridge
The 2019 Clarence House Estate Block 1 Pinot Noir was produced by Anna Pooley and Justin Bubb at Pooley Wines.
A combination of 115 and 777 clones from our oldest block in the vineyard. Fifteen percent whole bunches of 777 were included, wild fermentation, aged in a combination of new and old French oak puncheons. This marks the inaugural release of the Block 1 Pinot.
'Floral, red and black fruits, forest elements and mixed spices. Seamless palate, textural yet buoyed by fresh, lively acidity and a long, tannin-infused finish. Will age well, however enjoyment in its youth may be hard to resist.'
This small vineyard is located just north of Hobart on a perfectly positioned north-east facing slope. The beautiful old Georgian homestead of Clarence House was built in 1830 at Clarence Plains, Mt Rumney, has been maintained in its original splendour surrounded by beautiful gardens, and in 1998 present owner David Kilpatrick began planting vines on the north east sloping block facing Mount Rumney just below the Coal River Valley. Over 8ha of the total 12ha of plantings consists of pinot noir and chardonnay, with the remainder including pinot blanc, sauvignon blanc, merlot and tempranillo. All wines are now made by Anna Pooley and Justin Bubb at the nearby Pooley cellar in Cambridge.