Country: Australia, Tasmania, Coal River Valley
Just 1200 bottles produced of this inaugural release from the stunning north facing Butchers Hill vineyard where they have planted Riesling high on the slope. The soils, high in pH, are well drained dolerite and black cracking clays with limestone faults on sandstone parent material.
'The inaugural release from Pooley's highest site, facing northeast. The fruit is whole-bunch pressed to stainless steel, selected yeast and on fine lees for 6 months. It's a dynamo of a wine. Powerful with complex flavours, not overt citrus, although there's a flourish of lemony freshness. Expect quince paste, beeswax, hoya floral aromas and savoury nuances. Fabulous energy across the palate are at once textural yet finely tuned. Drink by 2030.' 96 points and Red Star for Value, Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion, August 2020.
'The aroma is salivating and surprisingly floral on the nose with apple blossom and citrus blossom before making way for lime zest and grapefruit notes. The palate is layered with texture has a refreshing acidity that ties it all together, flavours of lime juice, granny smith apple with kafir lime leaf over the finish and a steely minerality. With only 3 grams of residual sugar the wine is bone dry and the high acidity caries the flavours for a long finish.' Anna Pooley, Winemaker.
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.