Variety: Pinot Noir
Country: Australia, Tasmania, Coal River Valley
“780 bottles – This was once our family reserve but Justin and I thought Family Reserve was a bit 1980’s. Jack Denis Pooley was my grandfather who planted the first vines at Cooinda Vale with Margaret (grandmother). He was actually known as Denis but we didn’t think we could call a wine Denis.” Ideally, I would liked to have tasted this alongside the standard Cooinda Vale of the same vintage, but that’s more a thing to keep me in check, rather than the wine. Beautiful fragrance – all dried rose and chamomile – red fruits, spice, tea leaf, pencil oak. Medium-weight, a playful and perfumed cherry pip juiciness, set with powder fine stony tannin, a core of cool vibrant acidity, and a finish that surges and keeps coming. Feels young, yet still tastes great.” 96 points, The Winefront, Feb 2019.
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.