Country: Australia, Tasmania, Coal River Valley
The 2015 Pooley Riesling is a blend of fruit from the estate vineyards in the Coal River Valley and some purchased fruit from the Tamar Valley. Whole bunch pressed and aged for 4 months on fine lees before bottling.
‘From two vineyards (Coal River Valley, Tamar Valley), the first picked 23 Mar, the second 9 Apr, cool-fermented with inoculated yeast, fermentation halted at the desired sugar/acid balance (only 1.5g/l sugar), yeast lees contact post fermentation, 980 dozen made. This is an outstanding Tasmanian riesling, at once elegant, yet loaded with lime and apple juice set within a crown of acidity. Great now, great 10 or more years hence. Drink to 2035.’ 96 points, James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion, December 2015.
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.