Abounding complexity and energy in the glass. An intricate display of autumnal aromas with oud perfume, port royal tobacco, orange rind and sour cherry. The palate is lifted with continuing notes of sour cherry, red currants and poached strawberry underscored by dried herbs, amaro and a wisp of smoked white pepper. Caressing tannin, delicate weight, and an elating length on the finish.
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.