Pooley Spring Releases

Top Ten - Real Review Top 100 Australian Wineries- Pooley Wines  #9

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2020 POOLEY RIESLING

Varietal/s: Riesling
Production: 18267 bottles
Alcohol: 11.8%
PH: 2.99
TA: 9.1 g/L
RS: 8 g/L
GI: Coal River Valley, Southern Tasmania.

Vinification:
A blend of Butcher’s Hill Riesling (60%) and Cooinda Vale Riesling (40%). Handpicked. Whole bunch pressed and fermented in stainless steel. Inoculated fermentation. 4 months on fine lees prior to bottling.

Growing Season:
2020 saw a dry start to the growing season with winter rainfall well below average. Cold and windy conditions during flowering resulted in smaller yields. Early summer saw a continuation of dry conditions, but temperatures moderated significantly coupled with significant rainfall in late February and March freshened up canopies providing an ideal finish to the growing season.

Tasting Note:
Colour is pale white with 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.

James Halliday & Halliday Wine Companion
13 January 2021

Pooley Riesling 2020
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.
96 Points

2020 POOLEY PINOT GRIGIO

Varietal/s: Pinot Grigio
Alcohol: 13.0%
PH: 3.2
TA: 7 g/L

GI: Coal River Valley, Southern Tasmania. RS: 4 g/l

Vinification:
Whole bunch pressed to tank and fermented in stainless steel. Post ferment racked off gross lees to old French oak puncheons for 6 months.

Viticulture:
Location: Butcher’s Hill, Richmond. Appellation: Coal River Valley Established: 2003
Elevation: 30m-100m

Soil Type: Dolerite & self-mulching black vertosols over sandstone Aspect: North Facing
Size: 6ha under vine

Growing Season:
2020 saw a dry start to the growing season with winter rainfall well below average. Cold and windy conditions during flowering resulted in smaller yields. Early summer saw a continuation of dry conditions, but temperatures moderated significantly coupled with significant rainfall in late February and March freshened up canopies providing an ideal finish to the growing season.

Tasting Notes:
A vibrant aroma of white florals, spice, apple blossom and freshly washed linen. Notes of nashi pear, yuzu and soft yellow citrus are ever present on the palate with a lively acid and clean, lingering finish.

2020 POOLEY PINOT NOIR

Varietal/s: Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 13.0 %
TA: 5.6 g/L
PH: 3.56

Clones: D2V5, Abel, Pommard

Vinification:
Fruit sourced from Butcher’s Hill, Cooinda Vale and select vineyards from the Coal River Valley. The fruit was destemmed predominantly with the inclusion of 15% whole bunches. 11 months in 15% new French oak barriques (225 litres) & puncheons (500 litres). Seasoned oak used between 2-7 years of age.

Growing Season:
2020 saw a dry start to the growing season with winter rainfall well below average. Cold and windy conditions during flowering resulted in smaller yields. Early summer saw a continuation of dry conditions but temperatures moderated significantly coupled with significant rainfall in late February and March freshened up canopies providing an ideal finish to the growing season.

Tasting Notes:
Lifted notes of dark cherry, confectioned red currants, raspberry marzipan , and strawberry sorbet. Softened, supple tannin with a seamless texture with soft, supple tannins and a lively mouthfeel.

Cellaring Potential: Drink 2021 - 2032

Real Review by Huon Hooke
Posted on 1 May 2021

Pooley Pinot Noir 2020
|Medium to deep ruby-red colour into a purple tinted rim. Dark cherry, damp leaves and karkalla aromatics. Those dark cherries reverberate on the palate as well, time shows some spices and seaside herbal notes lingering underneath. Acidity darts in and out until a firm tannic profile takes the reins and pushes it to a long and dry finish. Time is on your side with this wine.
93 / 100

2020 BUTCHER'S HILL PINOT NOIR

Varietal/s: Pinot Noir Alcohol: 13.1%
TA: 5.7 g/L
PH: 3.57

Vinification:
The fruit was hand-harvested and destemmed with no inclusion of whole clusters. Fermentation was 12 days in duration with a further 10 days of ‘infusion’ (post ferment soak with vessel sealed). The wine was matured for 11 months in French oak puncheons (500 litres) of which 25% was new.

Vineyard:
Location: Butcher’s Hill, Richmond. Appellation: Coal River Valley Established: 2003
Elevation: 30m-100m

Soil Type: Dolerite & self-mulching black vertosols over sandstone Aspect: North Facing
Size: 6ha under vine

Growing Season:
2020 saw a dry start to the growing season with winter rainfall well below average. Cold and windy conditions during flowering resulted in smaller yields. Early summer saw a continuation of dry conditions but temperatures moderated significantly coupled with significant rainfall in late February and March freshened up canopies providing an ideal finish to the growing season.

Tasting Notes:
Brooding notes of dark cherry, cardamom spice and undergrowth on the nose. The wine exhibits a lovely balance of umami and red fruits underscored by notes of mushroom, cured meat, cherries and bramble on the palate. Finely boned tannin, a lively acid, and a bright future ahead.

Cellaring Potential: Drink 2021 – 2034

2020 COOINDA VALE PINOT NOIR

Varietal/s: Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 13.2%
TA: 5.4 g/L
PH: 3.57

Vinification:
The fruit was hand-harvested then destemmed with the inclusion of 15% whole clusters. Fermentation was for 14 days with a further 10 days of ‘infusion’ (post ferment soak with vessel sealed). The wine was matured for 11 months in French oak barriques (225 litres) of which 30% was new.

Vineyard:
Vineyard: Cooinda Vale
Location: Campania, Tasmania
Appellation: Coal River Valley
Established: 1985
Elevation: 80m-100m
|Soil Type: Sandy loams & sandy clay loam over impervious clay Aspect: North-East Facing
Size: 12ha under vine

Growing Season:
2020 saw a dry start to the growing season with winter rainfall well below average. Cold and windy conditions during flowering resulted in smaller yields. Early summer saw a continuation of dry conditions but temperatures moderated significantly coupled with significant rainfall in late February and March freshened up canopies providing an ideal finish to the growing season.

Tasting Notes:
A vibrant array of fragrance, both sweet and spiced. Delicate notes of earth, dark cherry and dried herbs on the nose with raspberry liquorice, rosemary and wild strawberries on the palate. True to Cooinda Vale form, this wine exhibits seamlessly integrated tannin and lovely tension.

Cellaring Potential: Drink 2021 – 2035

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