2021 Pooley Pinot Grigio

$36

Coal River Valley

Perfumed aromas of blossom, jasmine, candy apple, and wet stone emanate with subtle hints of beeswax, nashi pear and green apple following through on the palate. Concentrated acid, persistent length, and a lean profile.


Vintage
2021
Variety
Pinot Grigio
Volume:
750mls
Alcohol:
13%
pH:

3.22

Standard Drinks
7.7
Acidity:

6.2

Maturation

4 months on fine lees with a total ferment time of 14 days.

Closure
ScrewCap
Style

Dry

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 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 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.

The fruit was chilled to 5 degrees then whole-bunch pressed to tank. Cold settled and racked to tank for ferment. 4 months on fine lees with a total ferment time of 14 days.

Perfumed aromas of blossom, jasmine, candy apple, and wet stone emanate with subtle hints of beeswax, nashi pear and green apple following through on the palate. Concentrated acid, persistent length, and a lean profile.