2021 Bubb + Pooley Riesling

Coal River Valley, Tasmania

Generously fruited Riesling with a soft texture - exactly what we expect from these Coal River superstars.


Texture, power, fragrance. A bolder expression of Riesling... Excellent.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About the Wine

Riesling definitely sits well within Anna Pooley's wheelhouse so of course Bubb + Pooley were going to feature this variety. Fruit was sourced from the Pressing Matters vineyard and saw time in both stainless steel and seasoned French oak.

This is beautiful, stunning wine. It's the kind of Riesling which just knocks you back in your chair and makes you realise that this is what it's all about. Delicate, but complex perfume - lemon zest, frangipani and soft spices - with a gorgeously textured palate. Supple acid, apples, flint and under ripe stone fruit. Did we mention it's just so damned pretty?

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 % Riesling from the Pressing Matters Vineyard in Richmond, Coal River Valley, harvested on 20 April 2021. Destemmed and fermented in a mix of stainless steel (40%) and seasoned French oak puncheons (60 %), with the fermentation arrested at the optimum acid/sugar balance. Matured on fine lees for 6 months, bottled unfined on 26 November 2021. Vegan friendly.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 13.20%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2046
Bottle Size : 750ml

Vineyards overlooking the Coal River
Vineyards overlooking the Coal River
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Pretty florals, like chamomile maybe, lemon zest, spiced apples. It’s juicy, and savoury with it, nuts and dried apple, a grapefruit tang and sourness, but glossy too, perfume, mint and apple on a long and chalky finish. Texture, power, fragrance. A bolder expression of Riesling, with some quinine-like bitterness to close. Excellent." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


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