Region: Tasmania Grapes: Chardonnay First Glance: Grapefruit, Butter, Opulent, Long
The Wine: 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.
Hand-picked, chilled to 5 degrees overnight. Whole bunch pressed to tank, then put to barrel the next morning. Wild, barrel fermentation for 20 days. 8 months maturation in 35% new French oak barriques (80% Marcel Cadet and 20% St Martin). Transferred to tank for 2 months with minimal lees stirring. 40% malolactic fermentation.
Soft aromas of green apple, buttered toast, and grapefruit perfume the nose. The palate is generous with notes of stone fruit, beeswax and lemon with nashi pear. Beautifully balanced with a long finish.