Pinot Noir Tamar Valley Tasmania
Pooleâ€™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.