Country: Australia, Tasmania
Fruit was sourced from Nockton Park vineyard located between Butchers Hill and Cooinda Vale right in the centre of the Coal River Valley. The fruit was chilled to 5 degrees then whole-bunch pressed to tank. Settled at ambient then racked to barrel for wild fermentation. Matured in a mixture of barriques and puncheons for 7 months on lees with minimal stirring. No new oak but predominantly 1st and 2nd year fills. 100% Malolactic fermentation.
13.6% Alc/Vol; 6.3 g/l TA; pH: 3.15
Yield: 7.0 T/Ha
Just 720 dozen produced.
'Sun-kissed summer fruits on the nose with white peach, yellow nectarine, and nashi pear followed by a contrasting palate of winter citrus, golden apple and grapefruit pith on the palate. Plenty of generosity and depth of character with a lean acid profile and seamlessly integrated oak.' Anna Pooley, Winemaker, Sept 2021.
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.