2020 Cooinda Vale ‘Oronsay’ Pinot Noir (6 Bottle Limit)

$120

Coal River Valley

An attractive aroma of cedarwood, kirsch, oakmoss, and warming spice on the nose. The palate is restrained with subtle notes of poached strawberry, dark cherry, earth and allspice continue. Understated tannin, bright acidity and incredibly finessed.


Vintage
2020
Variety
Pinot Noir
Volume:
750mls
Alcohol:
12.6%
pH:

3.62

Acidity:

5.6g/L

Maturation

Pressed to 50% new French oak barriques (50% Cavin / 50% St. Martin, both medium toast, tight-grained) for 14 months.

Closure
ScrewCap

2020 saw a dry start to the growing season with winter rainfall well below average. Cold and windy conditions during flowering resulted in smaller yields. Early summer saw a continuation of dry conditions, but temperatures moderated significantly coupled with significant rainfall in late February and March freshened up canopies providing an ideal finish to the growing season.

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. Being more continental it also experiences greater extremes in temperatures bringing more frequent frosts, snow and heat waves. The iron lacking grey brown sandy loam over clay subsoils at this site tend to bring a moderate level of struggle to the vines by restricting deep root growth and water accessibility but in turn creates a wine that is more delicate and finer.

100% whole bunch fermentation (wild) for 20 days. Pressed to 50% new French oak barriques (50% Cavin / 50% St. Martin, both medium toast, tight-grained) for 14 months. Pommard Clone. Yield: 6.0 tonnes/Hectare

An attractive aroma of cedarwood, kirsch, oakmoss, and warming spice on the nose. The palate is restrained with subtle notes of poached strawberry, dark cherry, earth and allspice continue. Understated tannin, bright acidity and incredibly finessed.