Pooles Rock Pinot Noir
WineryPooles Rock
Fruit Pinot Noir
Regions Tamar Valley
Each $33.99
Available by the dozen
Poole’s Rock are crafted by the highly awarded Cockfighter's Ghost team, they know their work well and embrace the philosophy that great wines really are made in the vineyard. Not a bad effort for a Pinot Noir that's grown and vintaged in Tamar Valley but actually made at the Cockfighter's Ghost wineworks at Pokolbin in the heart of Hunter Valley. Established by a McQuarie banker who knows his wine, nothing short of the finest Pinot Noir has been sourced to be treated to an extravagant, no expense spared vinification.
Pooles Rock can call on harvests of intensely flavoured Pinot Noir from the most splendid vineyards in Tasmania's Tamar Valley. The winemaking team inspect vines throughout the growing season and work very closely with a canon of dedicated growers. The time of picking is crucial, determined by a schedule planned to collate parcels as they achieve complete ripeness. Grapes are harvested and crushed into small, two ton open top fermenters. The must is cold soaked for two or three days and hand plunged twice daily throughout the ferments, followed by transfer to a selection of French oak barrels for completion of malolactic and ten months maturation before assembling into the finished wine.
Cherry red colour. Aromas of cherry and blueberries, mulberries and truffle over spicy vanillin oak. Flavours of ripe red and black berry fruit, morello and mulberries. Hints of spice with a milk chocolate texture and sweet fruit velvet textural finish. The Tasmanian Pinot Noir of choice to accompany gourmandise duck or rare lamb, salmon steaks and brie.
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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»