Country: Australia, Tasmania, Coal River Valley
'From the estate Butcher's Hill and Cooinda Vale Vineyards, whole-bunch pressed and fermented with a specialised (riesling) yeast. A lovely wine, that delicately paints the mouth with its kaffir-lime-juice flavours, cosseted with layered, harmonious acidity. Great length too. Drink by 2033.' 96 points, James Halliday, January 2021.
'A blend of Riesling from Butcher’s Hill (60%) and Cooinda Vale (40%). The Colour is pale white with a green hue. Initially, the nose is a little shy (more reminiscent of Cooinda Vale) with notes of jasmine and orange blossom. The palate is more flamboyant (reminiscent of Butcher’s Hill) with notes of lime zest, red apples, and green melon. The palate has great drive and intensity. Very Germanic.' 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.