2020 Cooinda Vale Pinot Noir

$70

Coal River Valley

A vibrant array of fragrance, both sweet and spiced. Delicate notes of earth, dark cherry and dried herbs on the nose with raspberry liquorice, rosemary and wild strawberries on the palate. True to Cooinda Vale form, this wine exhibits seamlessly integrated tannin and lovely tension.


Vintage
2020
Variety
Pinot Noir
Volume:
750mls
Alcohol:
13.2%
pH:

3.57

Standard Drinks
7.9
Acidity:

5.4g/L

Maturation

The wine was matured for 11 months in French oak barriques (225 litres) of which 30% was new.

Closure
ScrewCap
Style

Dry

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.

The fruit was hand-harvested then destemmed with the inclusion of 15% whole clusters. Fermentation was for 14 days with a further 10 days of ‘infusion’ (post ferment soak with vessel sealed).

A vibrant array of fragrance, both sweet and spiced. Delicate notes of earth, dark cherry and dried herbs on the nose with raspberry liquorice, rosemary and wild strawberries on the palate. True to Cooinda Vale form, this wine exhibits seamlessly integrated tannin and lovely tension.