The Pooley family have been involved in Tasmanian wine now for three generations, a distinction only they can claim on the Apple Isle.
The vines on their Cooinda Vale vineyard, just outside Hobart, were planted by Denis & Margaret Pooley back in 1985.
But it's the new generation of Pooleys who have accelerated this family-owned setup into a new stratosphere.
Today, Denis & Margaret's grandchildren have taken the reigns, Matt as viticulturalist and the incredibly gifted Anna Pooley as the winemaker.
They are a killer team producing some of the most exciting wines in Tasmania at the moment.
Their show-stopping 2017's are going to blow you away.
Anna's 2017s have been awarded phenomenal reviews from Gary Walsh at The Wine Front this year. Every egg a bird, as they say.
And they are hot off the press!
Be one of the first in the country to taste the excellent 2017 Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs and the blistering 2017 Cooinda Vale Chardonnay.
These Pooley releases are some of the most impressive cool-climate wines you will find from anywhere in the country!
Reviews From Gary Walsh at The Wine Front
2017 Cooinda Vale Chardonnay
It’s not over-made, nor is it under-made; it’s all just so. It’s a wine characterized by its purity, line, and length. There’s a silky almond gloss and flavour, mild lemon and grapefruit, perhaps some pie apple with spice, though its flavours are subdued, yet beautifully clean. The rain-washed-white-pebble kind of acidity (well, you have to talk some shit, every now and then as it’s part of the brief), is something else. As is the aforementioned length. Expect subtlety and quiet confidence, but don’t come seeking oak and peaches. Here’s a Chardonnay for you."
2017 Cooinda Vale Pinot Noir
2017 Butcher's Hill Pinot Noir
Cherry, strawberry, some spice, a floral top note, almond, but that soil/mineral thing is the loveliest part of the wine here, at least for me. It’s medium-bodied, fine and pliant, with delicate acidity laced through a subtle smoky earthiness. Oak is down low, but present, and the finish is generous and expansive, emery tannin, a little spray of dried herb and dried flower perfume lingering in the aftertaste. Delicacy, integrity, and a coy youthfulness set the stage for a bright future. It’s a beautiful thing."