Country: Australia, Tasmania, Coal River Valley
The 2023 Pooley Riesling comes prmarily from estate vineyards (with a little coming from a well established Riesling vineyard nearby on Middle Tea Tree Rd) being a blend of fruit from younger vines from Butchers Hill and Cooinda Vale. Whole bunch pressed and aged for 4 months on fine lees before bottling. An ideal vintage for Tasmania and for the Coal River region this wine carries 12.8% alc, pH 3.05 with residual sugar of 3 g/l balanced by very refreshing high acidity of 9.3 g/l TA.
A bright and crunchy cool-climate riesling with notes of citrus peel, nectarine, and granny smith apple on the nose. Lemon curd, gooseberry and pink grapefruit follow on the palate. A slight note of talc, with a nervy acid profile and a textured, lingering finish. 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.