Variety: Pinot Noir
Country, Region: Australia, Tasmania, Coal River Valley
A single vineyard Pinot Noir from the Belmont vineyard at Richmond, adjacent to the cellar door.
Alcohol 13.8%, pH 3.69, TA 5.3g/l, yield 5.5t/ha.
'De-stemmed berries fermented (wild) on skins for 22 days. Matured in 500 litre French oak puncheons (25% new) for 10 months. Medium crimson with purple rim. Lifted ripe raspberry, rose, bay leaf and herbal nuance. Black earth shitake undertones. Black cherry, soy and ginger and juicy red berry fruits. Lifted and expressive with graphite tannin and crunchy acid.' 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.