Country: Australia, Tasmania, Coal River Valley
The fruit was sourced from 20-year-old vines on the East Coast of Tasmania. The fruit was crushed and pressed to tank. Cold settled. Racked off heavy lees then warmed and inoculated (PDM yeast strain). Fermentation took place over 18 days with 3 months on fine lees in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling.
'Flamboyantly floral on the nose with notes of dried rose petal, Turkish delight, confectionary banana, and lychee. Underlying tones of cardamom and white pepper spice on the palate with plenty of texture and a bone dry finish.' 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.