Region: Tasmania Grapes: Pinot Noir First Glance: Spicy, Silky, Red Fruits, Concentrated
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. Wild fermentation (10% whole bunch blended from Oronsay ferment) for 16 days with 7 days post-ferment maceration. Matured in 30% new French oak barriques (Cavin & St Martin – Fine grain, 36 months seasoning, medium toast) for 11 months.
A wondrous display of fragrance with stewed fruits, liquorice and charred wood and subtle spice characters. The palate offers great intensity with red currants, sour raspberry and white pepper. The oak and tannin integrate seamlessly into a silky finish.