Pooley Cooinda Vale Chardonnay 2020


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The Wine

An intricately perfumed and poised wine with lovely tension, persistent length, and seamless balance. Incredibly generous on the nose with notes of wet stone, flint, white florals, and toasted almond with marzipan, mineral, peach, and oyster shell following through on the palate. A sensational future ahead.

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.

Hand-picked, chilled to 5 degrees overnight. Whole bunch pressed to tank, then put to barrel the next morning. 9 months maturation in 40% new French oak barriques (80% Marcel Cadet and 20% St Martin) with minimal lees stirring. Wild, barrel fermentation for 20 days. 40% malolactic fermentation. Clone/s: Penfolds, I10V1