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2021 Bubb + Pooley Pinot Noir

Coal River Valley, Tasmania

Effortless and graceful, like all good Pinot Noir should be. Made by some of Coal River Valley's very finest.

$64.00

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Beautifully made. Classic Pinot Noir.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About the Wine

Can Bubb + Pooley make a top notch Pinot Noir? You better believe it. With their combined knowledge and experience, this was always going to an absolute scorcher of a wine. Made from two separate parcels, one 100% whole bunches and the other 20%, and matured in a mix of large concrete vat and oak.

There is a lot to unpack with this wine. Of all the wines in the new line up, this is the one which will reward decanting and some time to open up. Let it unfurl its wings and you'll find a gorgeously balanced wine - it smells like walking through a forest in daylight, with soft berries, leaf litter, woody spices and earthy savouriness. The palate is impeccable, with finely tuned, gentle acid, making this as food friendly as it is drinkable.

Stunning. Just stunning.

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
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From the Producer

100% Pinot Noir from two mixed-clone parcels of fruit. The first parcel from the Brinktop Vineyard in Sorell, Coal River Valley, hand-picked on 19 March and 23 March, 2021. Wild-yeast fermented, a mix of 100% whole bunches and 100% destemmed fruit. The second parcel from the Pressing Matters Vineyard in Richmond, Coal River Valley, hand-picked on 30 April 2021. Wild-yeast fermented with 20 % whole bunches. Both parcels kept on skins for 20 days with extraction via pump-over. Matured in one concrete ‘tulip’ (40%) and French oak puncheons (60%), of which 5 % were new. Natural malolactic conversion, bottled unfined. Vegan friendly.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Vineyards overlooking the Coal River
Vineyards overlooking the Coal River
Tasmania
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"Dark cherry, violet and dried rose, cinnamon, this earthy almost wasabi spiciness too. It’s tight, but delivers dark cherry and dark raspberry in abundance, with a very specific and fetching slate/stony character, pure and cool in acidity, with a long ‘mineral’ finish. It delivers flavour, but there’s no excess here. Beautifully made. Classic Pinot Noir." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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Up there with the best Tassie Pinots

Fruit-driven Pinot with excellent body and surprisingly well-rounded finish. Big enough to enjoy on its own, but could also easily pair with red meat.

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