POOLEY COOINDA VALE PINOT NOIR 2020
COAL RIVER, TASMANIA
SPICE FRAGRANT DELICATE
CLASSIC / 750ML
A cool-climate predominately destemmed Pinot Noir grown in Tasmania. The Wine spends over three weeks on skins to gently extract as much out of the skins as possible. A beautiful wine, with high notes of red licorice and cherry fading into gentle stem spice and rosemary.
From the Producer: Cooinda Vale Vineyard was established in 1985 by Pooley’s founders, Margaret and Dennis Pooley. Sitting between 80-100m above sea level, the vineyard is tucked away in a nook of hills North of Campania making it much more protected from prevailing weather conditions. Being more continental it also experiences greater extremes in temperatures bringing more frequent frosts, snow and heat waves. The iron lacking grey brown sandy loam over clay subsoils at this site tend to bring a moderate level of struggle to the vines by restricting deep root growth and water accessibility but in turn creates a wine that is more delicate and finer.
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).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.