Pooles Rock Chardonnay 2022
The grapes for this Chardonnay were sourced from our vineyard in the Broke/Fordwich sub region of the Hunter Valley and carefully selected parcels in Pokolbin. This Chardonnay has intense aromas of stonefruits and grapefruit with subtle hints of cashews and savoury oak. The palate is rich and powerful with white peach and citrus fruit flavours. The use of barrel fermentation and lees stirring have contributed to additional complex flinty and toasted notes.
The 2021 vintage will be regarded as a great vintage in the Hunter Valley. A dry winter was followed by good rainfall in spring and summer which set the vines up with healthy canopies. The ripening period was consistently warm and dry which resulted in yields that were slightly down but quality was very high. The white and red wines are full of flavour and will be highly sought after.