Brother and sister Anna and Matthew Pooley have taken the family business and evolved the style to be consistently one of the top producers in the state. Riesling and Pinot Noir are outstanding in a high quality range.
From a particularly good North East facing site in the Coal River region of Tasmania you can find wines such as this. Rich and generous while being subtle and restrained. There are layers of perfume here that take a lot of time to peel off. At its core is a ripe red fruit spectrum that is complemented by the other layers. Drink over the next 10 years and watch how the velvet and forest floor evolve. This is one Pinot I would happily pair with duck.
The beautiful Island south of the Australian mainland that has carved out a reputation for quality sparkling wine and Pinot Noir. Tasmania’s cooler climate regions and longer growing season make it perfect for aromatic styles of wine. A wealth of quality focussed producers have held lift the status of the whole island.
This is the most elusive grape. It is relatively early ripening and extremely sensitive to terroir. Its perfect place on earth is the Cote d’Or in Burgundy. So haunting are great red Burgundy’s charms that growers everywhere try to emulate them. Pinot Noir is not just a one trick pony, it can make great reds, rosé, sparkling and even sweet wines, whites on occasion and I’ve tasted a decent fortified Pinot Noir too.