2020 Pooley Pinot Grigio

$36

Coal River Valley

A vibrant aroma of white florals, spice, apple blossom and freshly washed linen. Notes of nashi pear, yuzu and soft yellow citrus areever present on the palate with a lively acid and clean, lingering finish.


Vintage
2020
Variety
Pinot Grigio
Volume:
750mls
Alcohol:
13%
pH:

3.2

Standard Drinks
7.7
Acidity:

7g/L

Maturation

6 months in old French oak puncheons

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.

The Butchers Hill Vineyard located in Richmond at the historic Belmont Lodge was established in 2003. The vineyard is a prominent feature to the Richmond landscape as it protrudes from the borders of the town. The steep north facing slope of this site starting from 30m-100m above sea level means that it receives some very long sunlight hours, protection from cold southern winds and increased drainage of soils. The ferricrete attribute of the soils not only hold heat and water longer as they are darker but the iron oxide also interacts with the production of flavonoids in the fruit and typically produces wines that are complex and robust. There are currently 6ha of vine planted on this property in total.

Whole bunch pressed to tank and fermented in stainless steel. Post ferment racked off gross lees to old French oak puncheons for 6 months.

A vibrant aroma of white florals, spice, apple blossom and freshly washed linen. Notes of nashi pear, yuzu and soft yellow citrus areever present on the palate with a lively acid and clean, lingering finish.