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2021 Bubb + Pooley Chardonnay

Coal River Valley, Tasmania

Pristine and taut Chardonnay from the Coal River Valley - this is up there with the nation's best.

$55.00

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Categories: Women in Wine
About

About the Wine

With so much Chardonnay under Anna Pooley's belt, it would have been easy for Bubb + Pooley to revert to tried and tested winemaking. But this easily stands on it's own - whole bunch pressed into a spherical concrete tank (and two year old French barriques).

It's racy and lean, with that concrete absolutely highlighting a core of chalky minerality. It also has a bright and lifted fragrance of honeysuckle, grapefruit, rolled oats and crushed almonds. Oak is absolutely not in the driver's seat here. It's hard to tell where it fits - it's not quite a classic Old World style and it's not really typically Aussie, but it's doing its own thing. This is all about fruit purity and it absolutely sings.

About Bubb + Pooley

You may know of Bubb and Pooley from their day jobs. Justin Bubb is the winemaker of Babo, a label which focuses on Italian wines and Anna Pooley is the winemaker at Pooley, one of Tasmania's iconic producers, and where Justin also lends more than a hand...They are also husband and wife. Somehow, they found some spare time to create a label where they could work together - Bubb + Pooley.

The pair use traditional methods which are 'mostly hands off' to allow fruit and site to clearly express themselves. Concrete vessels are commonplace here - oak can too heavily impact the fruit. With access to exceptional sites, this is a chance for them to make sustainable wine which speak of terroir and vintage. Pristine is the word - pristine fruit, pristine vinification and pristine wines. This is such a welcome addition to the landscape of Australian wine.

Anna Pooley and Justin Bubb
Anna Pooley and Justin Bubb
Coal River Valley, Tasmania
Additional Info

From the Producer

100 % Chardonnay from the Brinktop Vineyard in Sorell, Coal River Valley, hand-picked on 22 March 2021. Whole-bunch pressed and wild-yeast fermented in one spherical concrete vessel (unlined, acid cured) along with two one-year-old French oak barriques. Natural malolactic conversion, with no sulphur added until the spring of 2021. Bottled unfined on 20 January 2022. Vegan friendly.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2036
Bottle Size : 750ml

Vineyards overlooking the Coal River
Vineyards overlooking the Coal River
Tasmania
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