Variety: Pinot Noir
Country: Australia, Tasmania, Coal River Valley
40% Pooley Estate Pinot Noir, from both Butcher's Hill and Cooinda Vale, 60% grower fruit from the Coal River Valley. 100% destemmed fruit with substantial whole-berry inclusion.
'A perfect introduction to Tasmanian pinot noir generally and Pooley in particular. A core of succulent fruit, spiced black cherries and plums with a hint of forest floor and orange zest with oak imparting flavour and tannins. There's depth and complexity with supple tannins. Everything sits just right. Drink by 2028.' 95 points, Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion, August 2020.
'Cherry and assorted red fruits, a sprig of mint, sweet spices, floral things. Firm but flavoursome, a distinct cool ‘mineral’ feel, tannin firm and fine, all so fresh and clean, with length to boot. Lovely.' 94 points, The Winefront, September 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.