2021 Pooley Chardonnay

$50

Coal River Valley

Sun-kissed summer fruits on the nose with white peach, yellow nectarine, and nashi pear followed by a contrasting palate of winter citrus, golden apple and grapefruit pith on the palate. Plenty of generosity and depth of character with a lean acid profile and seamlessly integrated oak.


Vintage
2021
Variety
Chardonnay
Volume:
750mls
Alcohol:
13.6%
pH:

3.15

Acidity:

6.3 g/L

Maturation

Matured in a mixture of barriques and puncheons for 7 months on lees with minimal stirring. No new oak but predominantly 1 and 2nd year fills.

Closure
ScrewCap

The season started with consistent spring rainfall that built a solid foundation with strong, healthy canopies and bountiful bunch numbers. Mild conditions continued through to summer with a few days reaching over 25C. The start of Autumn provided glorious sunshine days and cool oceanic evenings hailing the start of veraison. The vacant heat returned shortly thereafter to kickstart what would be a long and late vintage. The fruit was in absolutely no rush to be picked and showed its relaxed appreciation through integrated and balanced phenolic profiles.

The fruit was chilled to 5 degrees then whole-bunch pressed to tank. Settled at ambient then racked to barrel for wild fermentation. Matured in a mixture of barriques and puncheons for 7 months on lees with minimal stirring. No new oak but predominantly 1 and 2nd year fills. 100% Malolactic fermentation.

Sun-kissed summer fruits on the nose with white peach, yellow nectarine, and nashi pear followed by a contrasting palate of winter citrus, golden apple and grapefruit pith on the palate. Plenty of generosity and depth of character with a lean acid profile and seamlessly integrated oak.