2019 Margaret Pooley Tribute Riesling

$75

Coal River Valley

Named after our co-founder Margaret Pooley, this elegant Riesling is a great testament to the wine variety Margaret loved most. Aromas of apple blossom, jasmine and delicate citrus. A richer mouth texture with green apple acidity and a saline finish. Great balance and length of flavor. Will cellar for 15 years plus or just enjoy its freshness now.


Vintage
2019
Variety
Riesling
Volume:
750mls
Alcohol:
13.5%
Standard Drinks
8
Acidity:

8.5g/L

Closure
ScrewCap
Style

Dry

A warm, dry start to the growing season with September and October rainfall well below average, and maximum temperatures generally above average. This was followed by warm dry conditions through summer with some areas of the south receiving their warmest summer on record. February saw some reprieve from the heat with a touch of rain to freshen up canopies.

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 pressed with no time on skins due to the riper fruit from 2019. *Need more info

Named after our co-founder Margaret Pooley, this elegant Riesling is a great testament to the wine variety Margaret loved most. Aromas of apple blossom, jasmine and delicate citrus. A richer mouth texture with green apple acidity and a saline finish. Great balance and length of flavor. Will cellar for 15 years plus or just enjoy its freshness now.

95 Points, Huon Hooke - The Real Review
95 Points, Huon Hooke – The Real Review
95 / 100
Very light almost pale colour, the aromas yeasty and estery, lifted and flowery, with talc overtones. The wine is very restrained, delicate, tightly-composed and subtle, as well as undeveloped and unready. It's still in its shell somewhat and may well be the best of the three 2019 Pooley rieslings in time. It has the requisite intensity, length and delicacy. Patience.