Country: Australia, Tasmania, Coal River Valley
A single vineyard Riesling from the Cooinda Vale vineyard near Campania.
'It’s from the oldest plantings at Cooinda Vale, and 50% sees 18 hours skin contact in press. Rich style of wine, and very powerful in flavour and presence. Pie apple, ripe lemon, chalk and white flowers. It’s full of poached apple with a bite of lemon, slightly sour and some bitterness in lemon pith texture, perfumed and ripe on a pretty long, though slightly loose, finish. It’s of a distinct style. Should age quite well.' 92+ points, The Winefront, March 2019.
'An ideal Riesling vintage sees a return to the Family Reserve range of the much loved Margaret Pooley Tribute. Much like Margaret herself, this wine has poise, class, and a strength and intensity that will be remembered. Pure, restrained and classic in every sense with incredible citrus intensity on the nose and palate as well as balance and texture. Excellent cellaring potential.' 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.