Country: Australia, Tasmania, Coal River Valley
A single vineyard Chardonnay from the Campania vineyard established in 1985.
Alcohol 13.4%, pH 3.22, TA 7.9g/l, yield 5.5t/ha.
'Hand picked. Whole bunch pressed to tank. Cold settled for 1 day then racked to barrel. Wild fermentation. Mixture of barriques (225 litre) and puncheons (500 litre) of which 40% is new. Matured for 9 months in oak. No Malolactic. Minimal stirring. Subtle aromas of cardamom and pepperberry spice. Lemon/Lime zest and apple blossom. Palate is fine and restrained. Mineral chalkiness texture, mandarin, flint, lemon curd and pink grapefruit. Lacey acid. Bold but understated.' 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.