Cockfighters Ghost Verdelho 2011
$1699each
$203DOZEN
WineryPooles Rock
Fruit Verdelho
Regions Hunter Valley
  New South Wales
Each $16.99
$203.00
Available by the dozen
One wild and windy night as a group of explorers were crossing Wollombi brook, misfortune struck Cockfighter, the lead horse. He became bogged in river quicksand and drowned despite all efforts. A fateful night that gave birth to the legend of Cockfighter's Ghost. Hunter Valley Verdelho has made a name for itself as Australia's most distinctive style of unwooded dry white. Cockfighter's Ghost source fuit from vines which thrive in the sandy loam soils of Hunter Valley, to deliver a generous Verdelho wine with vibrant aromatics and vivid fruit flavours.
The winemaking team at Cockfighter's Ghost endeavour to manage their vineyards in the most environmentally sustainable manner, to achieve stylish and popular pure varietal wines which can best represent the unique expressions of Hunter Valley's splendid terroir. The most exacting standards of viticulture are essential to retain the healthiest vines and ensure consistent yields of the finest fruit. Harvest takes place throughout the cool of night to retain maximum freshness. Grapes are delivered to the wineworks at Pokolbin for immediate crushing and pressing. Batches are racked and treated to a temperature controlled vinification, followed by a spell of cold settle and bottling. Alcohol 13.5%
TASTING NOTES
Pale straw green colour. Lifted musk fruit aromas. Flavours of rockmelons and mango, guava and pineapple flow onto the palate, combining with fresh acidity to provide a dry and crisp, well balanced finish. A fresh, dry white for immediate enjoyment, an ideal aperitif or a perfect accompaniment to white fleshed meats and Asian cuisine.
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  Each $16.99
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About the Pooles Rock Winery
Poole’s Rock Vineyard was founded 1988 in the Broke Fordwich district of Hunter Valley by McQuarie banker David Clarke
Located thirty kilometres west of the main Hunter vineyard region, the original 32 hectare property is named after the monolith on its southern boundary, which in turn takes its name from a prominent local character who lived in the area over 100 years ago. Four prime hectares were planted solely to chardonnay vines, an endeavour described by legendary Australian winemaker, Murray Tyrrell, as the viticultural showpiece of Hunter Valley. David Clarke spent two years in search of this ideal site, one that would provide a suitable microclimate and alluvial soils conducive to the production of premium chardonnay. He engaged viticultural consultant Di Davidson to assist with the vineyard’s design. Development and planting commenced in spring 1988. They took meticulous care in establishing the vineyard, which is fully irrigated. The vines are now fully mature and producing remarkable quality fruit. Pooles Rock»