Variety: Pinot Noir
Country: Australia, Tasmania, Coal River Valley
Just 756 bottles produced of this inaugural release of 100% whole bunch Pinot Noir from the Butchers Hill vineyard located in the northern part of the Coal River Valley at Campania.
Alcohol 13.9%, pH 3.62, TA 5.5g/l, yield 5.2t/ha.
‘100% whole bunch fermentation (wild) for 48 days. Pressed to French oak barriques 33% new for 10 months. Deep crimson with blue rim. Nose shows spearmint, bay leaf, thyme, game and frangipani. Gravelly tannin, full mouthfeel ferrous and bloody. Red fruits sitting beneath savoury, earthy notes. Deeply structured.’ Anna Pooley, Winemaker, May 2020.
Pooley Wines has an historical property and two separate vineyards in the Coal River Valley in southern Tasmania. The Coal River Valley has developed a worldwide reputation, and is ideally suited, for the production of cool-climate wines such as Pinot Noir, Riesling and Chardonnay. Members of the Pooley family have been actively involved in the business for three generations. Their longstanding passion and commitment to fine wine are your assurance of un-compromising quality.
Pooley Wines was established in 1985 when the late Denis and Margaret Pooley planted ten rows of Riesling and seven rows of Pinot Noir on their 16-hectare farm at Cooinda Vale in the Coal River Valley in southern Tasmania.
In 2003, John Pooley, son of Denis and Margaret, and his wife Libby bought Belmont Lodge, a heritage-listed Georgian home on the outskirts of Richmond. They have been lovingly renovating this second Pooley Wines Coal River Valley property, and planted vines on nearby Butchers Hill. In 2007 the first vintage of Pinot was produced from this steep vineyard site that overlooks the township of Richmond.